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Posted on: April 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Town of Oakland offers utility relief due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Utility Assistance Program

Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, The Town of Oakland is offering eligible residents relief on their utility bills due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Utility Assistance Program will assist in offsetting a portion or all of customers’ water, wastewater and garbage bills.

For residents who meet the criteria and submit a completed application, the Town will reduce utility bills by up to $80. Once the initial utility reduction is made, new applicants will get priority so the Town may assist as many affected residents possible. This assistance is offered on a first-come, first-served basis and is subject to funding availability.

The following guidelines must be met to receive assistance:

  • The applicant must have recently had a break in employment (laid off, furloughed, temporarily displaced) due to COVID-19.
  • The applicant must be a residential utility customer of the Town of Oakland.
  • The property’s water/wastewater service must be through the Town of Oakland.
  • The property served must be occupied and used by the applicant as his or her principal residence during the period for which a reduced rate is applied.
  • The applicant must not be delinquent in any utility payment owed to the Town of Oakland.
  • The applicant must complete a written application on the Town of Oakland COVID-19 Utility Assistance Program Application and must provide a copy of a notice for Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Benefits) filed through the State of Florida.

The application form can be found online at Printed forms are also available in the flyer box outside Town Hall, located at 230 N. Tubb St. Completed and signed applications can be submitted by e-mail to, placed in the side door mail slot at Town Hall or in the Town of Oakland drop box at Town Center Circle.

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