Commercial development

Pre-servicing your development with electric and/or natural gas starts with an online service application.

Incomplete applications will delay your request.

Step 1

Online application

Gather all required information and supporting documents before you start the online application.

You must include all of following:

  • registered business name and contact information;
  • development name, planning number, and location;
  • number of lots to be pre-serviced (minimum 2 units);
  • electric and/or natural gas requirements;
  • underground or overhead electrical service;
  • proposed in-service date;
  • map of the lots to be pre-serviced;
  • site plan.

You must contact Bell MTS and the cable company directly to arrange for pre-servicing your development. If possible, we will coordinate with them to have all utilities installed in one trench.

Apply for pre-service

After you apply

Once you have submitted a complete application, we will assign someone to your project. They will contact you for any missing information, discuss project scope, service dates, and arrange on-site meetings.

They may request your complete AutoCAD files (.DWG), which include a site plan, subdivision lot lines, roadways, building layout, parking layout, sewer and water details, and grading.

Step 2

Estimate and agreements

We will provide an estimate and service agreements for your project. If your application was incomplete in any way, there will be a delay in providing your estimates, and electrical and/or natural gas agreements.

The planning and design of your pre-serviced development starts after we have:

  • all the documents;
  • details;
  • signed agreements;
  • payments for your project.

Step 3

Planning and design

After we receive your signed agreements and payments, we will meet you on-site to review your project.

During this step, we will:

  • discuss the project completion date;
  • create a detailed design for your project;
  • request easement agreements;
  • order materials for construction.

You will sign off on any required drawings and agreements.


Step 4

Easements and approvals

Before any construction can be scheduled:

  • we will request any easement agreements;
  • you will sign off on the easement agreements and any required drawings.

As easements are registered and approved by other entities, we are not responsible for any delays.


Step 5

Site preparation and construction

After the design plan is complete and any easements have been registered, we will inspect your site for readiness and contact Click Before You Dig MB and other utilities before we begin construction.

The site must:

  • have a final grade of ± 6″;
  • have all trees cleared;
  • have material, equipment, and debris removed from construction area.

Step 6

Pre-servicing completed

Your pre-serviced development is ready for the builder/lot owner to request services to the building. Each builder/lot owner will be required to submit a commercial service application to obtain services.