Construction Services

Submit a request for new installations

Apply for electric service for new construction installations, increases or relocations, or request removal of electrical facilities from a home or other building.

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Please be advised that projects may experience delays because of a high level of service orders combined with supply chain interruptions and other resource constraints.
Tucson Electric Power: New Residential

New Residential

Building a new single-family home.
Tucson Electric Power: Existing Residential

Existing Residential

Renovating a single-family home.
Tucson Electric Power: New Commercial

New Commercial

Building a new business or other commercial building.
Tucson Electric Power: Existing Commercial

Existing Commercial

Renovating a business or other commercial building.
Tucson Electric Power: New Multi-Family

New Multi-Family

Townhomes, apartments or other communal builds.
Tucson Electric Power: New Subdivision

New Subdivision

Planning a new subdivision or development.
Notice to Applicants
The default pricing plan for temporary and commercial service is Small General Service (TGSGS). The default pricing plan for residential service is Residential Service Time-of-Use (TRREST). Please consult the Rates for other service plan information.

Before You Start

You will need to have the following information and references ready to complete the form. Agency contact information is also provided for your convenience.


  • Official address
  • Site contact information
  • Billing contact information
  • Permit numbers
  • Building and lot numbers


  • Legal description
  • Site plan (for one acre parcels)
  • Electric plans (for over 200 amps)

Agency Contact Information

  • Town of Marana: 520-382-2600
  • Sahuarita: 520-822-8866
  • Manufactured Housing (State permit): 602-771-1000


Submit an application online

  1. Site plan and legal description of property should include:
    • Panel location
    • Preferred transformer location
  2. Electrical load plan should include:
    • One-line diagrams (for commercial projects)
    • Panel schedules, if available (for commercial projects)
    • Main panel size
    • Air conditioning size per unit
    • Motor sizes (for commercial projects)
  3. TEP mails the applicant several items including:
    • TEP preliminary design for the electrical layout
    • TEP Service Requirements Specifications (SR Book)
    • An accompanying letter from TEP will ask the applicant to submit a legal description for easement to ensure that TEP employees have adequate space to perform any necessary work. The applicant may be required to have the property surveyed to satisfy this requirement.
    • If necessary, a TEP Designer or field technician will review plans.
  4. The applicant must approve or request changes to TEP's preliminary design. Responses may be delivered via telephone, email, letter or fax.
  5. A TEP designer will prepare a final construction drawing of the electrical system. A construction drawing containing SR Book references, a construction timeline and a letter are mailed to the applicant. A copy of drawing is mailed to other utilities (if applicable).
  6. TEP sends an agreement to the applicant.
  7. The applicant sign and notarizes easements, makes payments if required and executes any agreements.
  8. Once TEP has received the easements and/or signed agreements, TEP will send "Approved for Construction" drawings and an accompanying letter to the applicant.
  9. Applicants with questions or concerns are welcome to contact a field technician prior to starting. The field technician may also schedule a Pre-Construction meeting or may provide information over the phone.
  10. In situations where an applicant has installed a duct system, the applicant must call TEP and arrange for an inspection before backfilling the trench. Any concrete encased duct must be inspected prior to and after the pouring of concrete. After backfilling, a steel mandrel will be pulled through the duct in the presence of a field technician.
  11. The applicant must frame the concrete transformer pad or purchase a pre-cast pad before called TEP for an inspection.
    • To request a power kill or access to TEP Equipment, call 520-918-8300. Calls must be made at least five working days in advance.
    • To request Blue Stake, call 811 or 1-800-STAKE-IT (800-782-5348). You must call two working days before you dig.
  12. TEP crews will install cable and pad-mounted transformers and other facilities as necessary. The applicant is responsible for the following:
    • For three-phase systems, the applicant is responsible for pulling in own service conductors. The service point of delivery is typically at the secondary terminals in the transformer.
    • For single-phase systems, the applicant is responsible for installing a service trench and conduit. In these instances TEP will install the service conductors.
    • Once this work has been completed, the applicant should call TEP for a service inspection.
  13. Before TEP crews can complete installation of service, the following contingencies MUST be met:
    • TEP passes service inspections for items that include meter sockets, connections, trenches, conduit and address labeling on panels.
    • Final clearance is received from the governmental agency.
    • All fees are paid and agreements are executed.
    • Once these requirements have been satisfied, TEP can connect service under the following guidelines:
    • For three-phase projects, TEP will tap customer's wire at the transformer and set meter on.
    • For single-phase projects, TEP will install service conductors and set meter on.


Main Number 520-918-8300
Fax 520-917-8794
Mailing Address Tucson Electric Power
ATTN: New Construction
PO Box 711
Mail Stop OH 202
Tucson AZ 85702