Need to connect service on a temporary basis to prepare a property for rent or sale? FPL updated the account deposit policy on July 6, 2017. Here is a summary of the updated policy:

  • We offer a Temporary/Vacant account deposit. The deposit will be billed effective the day you connect service and due within 30 days.
    • To qualify for a Temporary/Vacant account, no one should be living in or running a business at the property during this time.
    • For residential customers, the deposit is the lesser of $100 or the average of two months of projected electric usage for the premise.
    • For business customers, the deposit is the lesser of $75 or the average of two months of projected electric usage for the premise.
  • If you close a Temporary/Vacant account within 30 days of the connection date, no deposit will be due.
  • There will no longer be separate programs for vacant and temporary accounts. Both programs have been combined.

Please remember that any deposit paid will be applied to your final bill and any excess will be refunded to you. To learn more about account deposits, visit FPL.com/deposits.

Temporary or vacant accounts opened before July 6, 2017 won’t be affected by this change.

Are you a landlord or property manager? Our Automatic Connect program can help you manage service connections at multiple units with an even lower deposit. Learn more at FPL.com/PropertyManagers.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Temporary/Vacant Account?

A Temporary/Vacant account is a property where no one is living and electricity is needed on a temporary basis to prepare it for rent or sale. No one should be living in or running a business at the property during this time.

When is my Temporary/Vacant account deposit due?

The deposit for a temporary/vacant account is due 30 days from the account start date. Please note that payment towards the deposit will be applied to your final bill once the temporary account is closed.

How is the Temporary/Vacant deposit determined?

The deposit is the lesser amount of a flat fee or the average of two months of projected electric usage for the premise.

I used to get my deposit waived using a Temporary Account. Why did the policy change?

Securing temporary accounts with a minimal deposit is necessary to better reflect the cost required for FPL to deliver temporary service. Please note that payment towards the deposit will be applied to your final bill once your temporary account is closed.

I used to get a deposit offer for a vacant premise. Why is that no longer offered?

Securing vacant premises with a higher minimal deposit is necessary to better reflect the cost required for FPL to deliver temporary service. Please note that payment towards the deposit will be applied to your final bill once your temporary account is closed.