How to apply
Here are the three things you need to do before submitting your project application to SMUD.
Contact local agency
Each local agency has its own requirements for construction projects.
Submit your project plans to local agent
Once you've met local requirements submit your project plan to the appropriate authority.
Obtain a "plan check" number.
After receiving your project plan the local agency will issue you a "plan check" number.
Note: you will need this number to submit your application to SMUD.
Submit application to SMUD
You are now ready to turn in your application form, required documents
and fees to SMUD. Submissions can be done online, by mail or in person.
Pay electronically through the Project Application website. Access your project using your SMUD Service Notification number and follow the online instructions.
Design & Construction Services
P.O. Box 15830, MS EA-105
Sacramento, CA 95852-0830
East Campus Operations Center
4401 Bradshaw Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
Meet your designer
SMUD will assign an engineering designer for your project, typically within five days after receiving your application.
Your engineering designer will:
Be your main point of contact for your project
Address your project's electrical requirements and construction schedule
Determine if civil improvements are needed before SMUD construction can begin
Need civil improvements?
Civil improvements may include trenching and installing conduit,
boxes and pads for SMUD’s electrical cable and equipment.
If civil improvements are required:
Your SMUD engineering designer will provide you with a Commitment Package that explains the requirements and your responsibilities.
You'll need to schedule a pre-construction meeting with a SMUD inspector, who will provide direction for your installation of the required civil improvements.
All civil improvements must be completed before SMUD can begin actual construction of your project.
Return required construction
documents to SMUD
This is a critical step in the process to keep
your project on schedule.
To avoid project delays, please return all required documents as soon as possible.
Make sure all
Documents you'll need to submit
Your engineering designer will tell you what documents must be submitted
before SMUD can begin construction of your project. These may include:
Time to go to work!
Once all required documents are submitted and approved, your engineering designer will complete the final job design and determine the cost of the work.
You will receive a project quote
and contract letter from SMUD.
It will include instructions for
approving the contract and
making a payment.
Here's what happens next
After we receive your approval contract, any required fees, and after all other holds have been removed, SMUD will schedule construction of your project. You will be notified by email that the job is progressing to construction.
SMUD's construction work is performed. This includes all electric facilities and equipment except the meter, which will be installed after the panel is inspected by your local agency.
Your local agency must inspect and approve your electrical panel before SMUD completes its work. Local agencies typically notify SMUD one business day after they approve the work.
SMUD will install the new meter, connect or install the service wire and energize your service, typically within seven business days of the electrical panel inspection approval.
Need more information?
For additional questions please call us at 916-732-5700.