Useful Links

As a buyer or seller of real estate in Berkeley, Oakland, or any of the surrounding cities, when you are about to close on a property, you will need to call various utility companies so they can update their records on file to reflect the transfer of ownership. Close of escrow is the day the County records the deed in the name of the new owner. Below are telephone numbers for all the various utilities in the different cities.

Gas & Electric Service
PG&E: 800.743.5000
for the city of Alameda only is Alameda Municipal Power 510.748.3900
Water
EBMUD: 866.40-EBMUD (866.403.2683)
Refuse Collection
Alameda: 510.483.1400
Albany: 510.613.8710
Berkeley: 510.981.7270 then press 0
El Cerrito: 510.237.4321
Emeryville: 510.613.8710
Kensington: 510.237.4614
Oakland: 510.613.8710
Piedmont: 510.262.1633
Phone Service
Analog
AT&T: 800.310.2355
Comcast Digital Phone: 800.945.2288
High-Speed Internet Access
Cable: Comcast 800.945.2288
DSL: SBC (Pac. Bell) 800.310.2355
TV: Cable & Satellite
Cable: Comcast 800.945.2288
Satellite: Dish Network 800.333.3474
Satellite: Direct TV 800.730.4742