Can a utility company shut off your electricity during the summer months?

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Can a utility company shut off your electricity during the summer months?

We live in a southern state.

Asked on September 1, 2015 under General Practice, Florida

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

In most states there are laws and regulations that mandate when a utility company can disconnect a customer's service. These laws were put into place in ordr to protect the elderly, disabled, families with children and people with medical conditions. So, for example, is often illegal for a utility company to disconnect customers under certain conditions. During the winter or summer disconnections are often limited, as well as during extreme weather events/temperatures. Unfortunnately, FL has no such laws. At this point you can contact your state attorney generals office or a local attorney for more information.


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