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Utility Tax Rebate Program


Program Details

In 2021, Federal Way City Council created a Utility Tax Rebate program through Ordinance 21-917. The program was developed specifically for low-income residents by offering a flat reimbursement amount for various utility services. Eligible individuals can receive a rebate on gas ($20), electric ($25), water ($15), sewer ($15), garbage ($15), and telephone, cellphone, or cable ($10).

The application period opens January 1 - May 30, 2023.  If you are considering applying, please see the eligibility criteria and the application for the program. 

Other changes to the utility tax rebate program ordinance included:

  • Expanded eligibility: Fixed-amount assistance for all ages of low-income residents in Federal Way meeting income requirements.
  • Less documentation needed: Only providing one month of each utility bill with proof of payment, address, name, and utility tax amount will be required.

Federal Way City Hall is open to in-person customer service Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or you may contact us at (253) 835-2527, with questions.

2022 Tax Rebate Program Flyer for 2023