New Residential Utility Account-Joint Owner/Tenant

Pursuant to section 50.33 (Am. Ord. 1754, passed 6-19-13) of the City of Pembroke Pines Code of Ordinances, deposits required for new accounts for the use of city water and sewer facilities shall be $100 if an account is opened by a property owner and $300 if an account is opened jointly by a property owner and tenant, payable as follows:

Owner: Water and Sewer Deposit, $100.
Tenant: Water and Sewer Deposit, $200.

The tenant will receive and be jointly liable for the monthly service invoice during their tenancy. The owner is fully responsible for all charges at the property until transferred to a new owner.

All new Joint Owner/Tenant Utility accounts require both the owner and the tenant to complete, sign and notarize a Utility Service Application along with the following documentation: (Click here for application)

If Application is Being Signed by the Owner We Require:

Settlement Statement (HUD), Closing Disclosure, Warranty Deed, Certificate of Title or a copy of the Broward County Property Appraiser (BCPA) print out showing ownership (We require all closing documents be signed by either the seller or buyer.)

  • Valid Driver's license or government-issued photo ID with signature (From both owner and tenant, even if application has been notarized.)

Signed lease (by both owner and tenant) pages required:

  • Landlord’s name, Tenant’s name, Start Date, End Date of the Lease, property address page
  • Utilities obligation page
  • Signature page of the actual Lease Agreement which is signed by both Landlord(s) and Tenant(s) (may be more than one page of this)

Joint Deposit $100.00 Owner and $200.00 Tenant (Payment must be in the form of cash, check or money order.)

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If Application is being Signed by Someone Other Than the Owner or if Property is Owned by a Business or a Bank:

  • Settlement Statement (HUD), Closing Disclosure, Warranty Deed or Certificate of Title a copy of the Broward County Property Appraiser (BCPA) print out showing ownership, or (We require all closing documents be signed by either the seller or buyer.)
  • Signed and notarized Power of Attorney (POA) document authorizing person to sign on their behalf (the POA needs to be signed and notarized by the owner, authorized person on Broward County Property Appraiser (BCPA) and/or on Sunbiz)
  • Driver's license or government-issued photo ID with signature (We require an ID from the owner, even if application has been notarized.) (persons can be found using Sunbiz)

$100 deposit (Payment must be in the form of cash, check or money order.)

Please note: All security deposits are applied to the final bill, therefore, all balances are to be settled at closing between the seller/buyer before starting new service.