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Old 10-14-2014, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Venice, FL
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So...today I was able to call FPL from up here in Atlanta, and get set up to transfer my new power service from the builder to me, effective on my closing date of my new Venice home next week. Check one thing off my to-do list.

Then I called North Port City Hall to transfer the water service from the builder to me, effective on my closing day. But no go...I have to appear in person, with my closing statement, drivers license, and sign papers in person. Can't check that off my to-do list yet!

Any idea why there would be such a difference? Is there a problem out there with people fraudently starting water service at places they don't actually live?
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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Maybe a different process in North Port than we had in Sept '13, in Venice: we closed on new joint, called FPL and Venice water dept, did it all over the phone/net, and drove back to our NC Mtn home.

Neither FPL or Venice blinked, and we are only seasonal/non FL rez.

Call the water dept back: you may get a different person/less rigorous process.
GL, mD
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Venice, FL
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Maybe a different process in North Port than we had in Sept '13, in Venice: we closed on new joint, called FPL and Venice water dept, did it all over the phone/net, and drove back to our NC Mtn home.

Neither FPL or Venice blinked, and we are only seasonal/non FL rez.

Call the water dept back: you may get a different person/less rigorous process.
GL, mD
Oooo...good idea!! I'll try it. Thanks.
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Old 10-15-2014, 05:37 PM
 
Location: North Port & Maine
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We had our North Port water turned on before we went to Florida, it did involve sending a copy of her drivers license via us mail along with a completed form. They checked the deed themselves.
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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Many utility companies are requiring proof that you are the owner of the home. There were previous problems with people renting out or living in vacant homes that they did not own.

Here is the City of North Port online information for new customers - City of North Port, FL : New Customer Information
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