Ready to move in to your new place, but don’t know where to turn for utilities? We’ve got you covered.

DTE Energy


DTE Energy makes it easy to start your utilities service online. Make sure to have your Social Security and driver’s license on hand.  Click here and follow the instructions. Be sure to submit your work order at least 10 business days prior to your move. You can manage your bills and service online after registering.

DTE Energy also has a downtown Detroit site, should you need any face-to-face assistance:

1 Energy Plaza, Detroit, MI 48226
P: 313.235.4000
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

If you have an emergency or you just need to speak to a human, click here for a list of contact phone numbers  for DTE energy.

If you’ve already got a DTE account and are moving, check out DTE Energy’s Moving Guide  for a seamless move. Here, you can update your new address and move your service. Be sure to submit this work order at least 10 business days prior to your move.

Water and Sewerage


Get your water and sewerage services activated by contacting the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department customer service department. You can also visit the downtown customer service center for assistance at:

735 Randolph Street, first floor
P: 313.267.8000
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Please note that new or changed service may require a permit, to verify that your property needs a permit, please call 313.267.8006.

DWSD also has a convenient 24-hour emergency service line—call 313.267.7401 if you have a water or sewerage related emergency.

Cable, Phone, & Internet

Some properties and general areas only support specific service providers.

Find out which companies are able to provide their cable, phone and internet service in your unit or neighborhood. All Connect is a free service that allows you to quickly enter your address to find out which providers service your area (the website can also help you manage other home service bills).

Some popular service providers in the greater downtown are:

Dish Network
Rocket Fiber