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
for the city of Alameda only is Alameda Municipal Power 510.748.3900
EBMUD: 866.40-EBMUD (866.403.2683)