The Utility Deposit Waiver Program is for active-duty Soldiers who PCS to the Fort Lee area. The waiver is for new customers of Columbia Gas of Virginia and/or Dominion Virginia Power and must be requested within 10 work days of hook up. The UDWP may cover up to $200 of the security deposit fees and may be used only once during the one PCS tour.

Army Community Service

1231 Mahone Ave., Bldg 9023

Fort Lee, Va. 23801

Phone: 804-734-6388 or 734-7156

First you must locate your residence. Then contact Columbia Gas (1-800-543-8911) or Dominion Virginia Power (1-888-667-3000) to open or transfer the account into your name. The account must be in the service member’s name. Once your account is open, bring the following to Army Community Service for processing: (1) Resident address; (2) Account number(s); (3) Valid military ID card with at least 14 months remaining until the expiration date or a copy of reenlistment paperwork (exception: Military family members can obtain the waiver for their sponsor with a valid Power of Attorney.); (4) Copy of PCS orders (must be permanent party) to Fort Lee. (If the orders do not show that the service member has dependents, then an additional signed Commander’s statement to reside off post is required, E-5 and below.) (Note: AIT and foreign students are not eligible; Basic and Advance Officers may apply) and (5) Cash, check or money order to cover a non-refundable fee ($15 for one waiver; $25 for two waivers).