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Gas applications received after June 30, 2023, will be subject to actual project costs. Projects will also not be eligible for allowances or refunds except for specific non-residential exceptions approved by the CPUC. Learn More

Residential New Construction Projects

  • Submit an application for residential new construction

    Submit an application for residential new construction if you need to establish natural gas service by installing new pipeline and/ or meter(s) to a residential construction site that did not have prior service, or to re-establish natural gas service by installing pipeline and/or meter(s) to a structure that was demolished and will be rebuilt.

    You may also submit this application if your project involves replacing a SoCalGas meter with a larger capacity meter (meter upsize) due to the installation of additional natural gas appliances on your residential site.

    Permits for construction must be secured before completing this application.

Key Sections in the Guidebook

Refer to the following sections in the Natural Gas Service Guidebook to understand what you’ll need to know for your next residential new construction project:

  • Project Checklist: Appendix A
  • Timelines: Sections 2.3, 2.4, and Figure 2
  • Scheduling: Section 2.3.4
  • Trench Work: Section 3.5, Figures 12a and 12b
  • Additional Dwelling Units (ADU): Section 3.3.a, Figure 5
  • Pressure Delivery and Pressure Letters: Section 4.3
  • Houseline Separations for:
    • Single Meter Installs: Section 4.5
    • Residential Multi-meter Installs: Section 4.6
    • Meters Installed in Enclosures: Section 4.10

Additional Resources for Project Early Stages

Special Programs

Get help to potentially save time and money on residential new construction projects.

What to know before requesting meter set.

Rebates

See what rebates and incentives are available to save money when installing efficient natural gas appliances.

 

Non-Residential New Construction Projects

  • Submit an application for non-residential new construction

    Submit an application for non-residential new construction if you need to establish natural gas service by installing new pipeline and/ or meter(s) to a non-residential construction site that did not have prior service, or to re-establish natural gas service by installing pipeline and/or meter(s) to a structure that was demolished and will be rebuilt.

    You may also submit this application if your project involves replacing a SoCalGas meter with a larger capacity meter (meter upsize) due to the installation of additional natural gas appliances on your non-residential site.

    Permits for construction must be secured before completing this application.

Key Sections in the Guidebook

Refer to the following sections in the Natural Gas Service Guidebook to understand what you’ll need to know for your next non-residential new construction project:

  • Project Checklist: Appendix A
  • Timelines: Sections 2.3, 2.4, and Figure 2
  • Scheduling: Section 2.3.4
  • Trench Work: Section 3.5, Figures 12a and 12b
  • Pressure Delivery and Pressure Letters: Section 4.3
  • Additional Service Lateral and Special Facilities: Sections 3.3e, 3.3f, Figures 10 and 11

Additional Resources for Project Early Stages

Special Programs

A non-residential new construction project meeting the criteria outlined below may receive line extension allowances (credits for natural gas usage) and/or a 10-year refundable payment option or a 50-percent discount payment option after review by SoCalGas and approval by the CA Public Utilities Commission.

Criteria for allowance, refund, and discount eligibility:

  1. The non-residential project shows a demonstrable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions; and,
  2. The non-residential project’s gas line extension is consistent with California’s climate goals, including those articulated in Senate Bill 32 (Pavley, 2016); and,
  3. The non-residential project demonstrates that it has no feasible alternatives to the use of natural gas, including electrification

Please complete the New Business Allowance Exception Application, if you believe your project is eligible.

For any additional questions please contact us at NBAllowanceException@socalgas.com.

The exception Application deadline is January 1st of each year. Applications received after January 1st may not have sufficient preparation time for the current July 1st CPUC application submission. If eligible, these applications will be considered for submission the following year.

Rebates

See what rebates and incentives are available to save money when installing efficient natural gas appliances.

 

Requests to Modify Existing Natural Gas Service

  • Submit an application for non-residential new construction

    Submit an application for modification of existing natural gas service if you have a project that involves relocating or modifying an existing SoCalGas-owned pipeline and/or meter for a home or commercial/ industrial facility, or if you need to abandon an existing SoCalGas-owned pipeline on a property where a structure will be demolished.

    We recommend submitting this application before starting your home or commercial/industrial facility improvement project. Permits for construction must be secured before completing this application.

Key Sections in the Guidebook

Refer to the following sections in the Natural Gas Service Guidebook to understand what you’ll need to know for your next project to modify existing natural gas service. 

  • Project Checklist: Appendix B
  • Relocation/Alteration of Existing Natural Gas Facilities: Section 2.5

Additional Resources for Project Early Stages

Special Programs

None are available at this time.

Rebates

See what rebates and incentives are available to save money when installing efficient natural gas appliances.