Identification Verification and Documents
Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas®) is required by law to verify customer identity. In order to Start Service with us, we need your Social Security number. If your identity cannot be verified during the Start Service process, two pieces of valid picture identification are required. You must have the original identification documents, copies are not acceptable. A Social Security card is not an acceptable document.
- Complete this request with a Branch Office Representative, or if you are unable to visit a Branch Office;
- You may fax the appropriate identification documents to the Credit Department at 1-818-701-3950.
A list of acceptable picture identification and alternate documents follows. Please remember to present two pieces of valid picture identification. If you only have one, you may present one of the alternate documents. One piece of picture identification is required in this case.
Acceptable Picture Identification Documents
|State-issued Driver’s License||Voter Identification Card|
|State-issued Identification Card||Matricula Consular|
|Credit Card with Photo||Resident Alien Identifcation Card|
|Debit Card with Photo||U.S. Customs & Immigration Services Card|
|Valid Passport from any country||Student Identifcation Card|
|Military Identification Card||Employee Identification Card with Photo|
|U.S. Immigration Card||Foreign Driver’s License|
 Must be issued by the government of another country (International Driver’s License is not acceptable).
Acceptable Alternate Documents
|Social Services Card|
|Credit Card with No Photo|
|Debit Card with No Photo|
|Medical Identification Card|
|Military Identification Card|
|Employee Identifcation Card|
|Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) Document or Card|
|I.N.S. Identification Card / I94 Card|
|State of California issued Security Guard Card|
Please note that pre-paid debit and credit cards are not acceptable picture identification documents or alternates.