DTE Energy makes it simple for contractors to request a new natural gas meter or modify an existing meter installation on residential or commercial construction projects.

New Residential Service

To request a new meter, builders will need to provide the following:
  • Meter information – The location where the meter will be installed and the distance, in feet, from the front of the building to the meter
  • Service line length – The distance, in feet, from the property line to the meter location
  • Equipment information – The types of natural gas equipment and BTU input for each piece of equipment, if known.
A one-time application fee of $300 will be charged, and additional fees may apply.
Meter Express Set Process
Our Express Set process allows installation of gas meters for new residential construction projects shortly after the new service line work is complete.
Advantages of Express Set:
  • Eliminates unnecessary wait time and scheduling headaches
  • Allows you to install fuel lines at your convenience
  • Allows for temporary heat during construction
If your new construction project meets the Express Set requirements, you'll automatically receive this service. Once you install the fuel line and connect it to the meter, you can establish gas to all the connected natural gas appliances.
Express Set Requirements:
An Express Set is available to new residential and small commercial construction projects. Some restrictions apply when a site requires a larger meter and/or pressure that vary from our standard ¼ psig.
For assistance, send an email or call us at the appropriate phone number listed below.
Apply Online
Service applications for single-family homes may be completed online. The application process will take approximately five minutes. An e-mail address is needed to send a confirmation receipt. The non-refundable application fee must be paid by Visa, MasterCard or checking account through our secure server.
Apply by Phone
For questions or to submit an application by phone, call one of the numbers below. A service adviser will call back within 24 hours to discuss your needs. Service requests are usually completed Monday through Friday.
Southeast Michigan: 800.338.0178
Greater Michigan:800.533.6220
Modify Residential Service
Moving the location of a gas meter or service line can make renovating or expanding a home easier. To get a relocation request started, have the following information available:
  • Meter information - The location where the meter will be installed and the distance, in feet, from the front of the building to the meter
  • Service line length
  • Equipment information - The types of natural gas equipment and BTU input for each piece of equipment, if known
To submit a relocation request, call one of the numbers below. A service adviser will call back within 24 hours to discuss your needs. Service requests are usually completed Monday through Friday.
Southeast Michigan:800.338.0178
Greater Michigan:800.533.6220
New Commercial Service
For businesses that will consume less than 100,000 Ccf of natural gas per year, DTE Energy’s Gas Service Planning Group can assist in setting up natural gas service.
Setting up service will require information about the project, including:
  • When do you plan to begin construction? (The building walls need to be constructed before we can install the gas service line and metering.)
  • What is your anticipated need date for gas service?
  • What equipment will operate on natural gas and what are the BTU requirements? The Gas Load Worksheet* (pdf) will help you collect that information.
  • Will your equipment require elevated pressure (greater than 0.25 psig)?
  • Will you require gas service for construction heat?
  • Do you have an approved engineering site plan of the facility, indicating where the gas meter will be located?
Meter Express Set Process
Our Express Set process allows installation of gas meters for new residential construction projects shortly after the new service line work is complete.
Advantages of Express Set:
  • Eliminates unnecessary wait time and scheduling headaches
  • Allows you to install fuel lines at your convenience
  • Allows for temporary heat during construction
If your new construction project meets the Express Set requirements, you'll automatically receive this service. Once you install the fuel line and connect it to the meter, you can establish gas to all the connected natural gas appliances.
Express Set Requirements
An Express Set is available to new residential and small commercial construction projects. Some restrictions apply when a site requires a larger meter and/or pressure that vary from our standard ¼ psig.
Elevated Pressure Requests
Does your commercial business have equipment that requires gas pressure in excess of our normal delivery pressure?

The standard delivery pressure to all customers is seven-inch water column (W.C.) or 0.25 psig. Customers may request pressure in excess of the standard delivery pressure due to equipment requirements, but before granting your request, we need the following information in writing:
  1. The requested gas delivery pressure.
  2. The reason for the request. Please provide a copy of the equipment specifications.
  3. The step-down regulators that will be installed on all equipment.
Contact Us
For questions, call one of the numbers below to speak to a service planner.
Southeast Michigan:800.338.0178
Greater Michigan:800.533.6220
Modify Commercial Service
Adding new equipment for your business may require a larger gas meter or an increase in pressure. DTE Energy is ready to help. To request a modification to your service, please have the following information:
  • When are you adding the new equipment?
  • What equipment will operate on natural gas and what are the BTU requirements? The Gas Load Worksheet* (PDF) will help you collect that information.
  • Will the new equipment require elevated pressure delivery (greater than 0.25 psig)?
Elevated Pressure Requests
Does your commercial business have equipment that requires gas pressure in excess of our normal delivery pressure?
The standard delivery pressure to all customers is seven-inch water column (W.C.) or 0.25 psig. Customers may request pressure in excess of the standard delivery pressure due to equipment requirements, but before granting your request, we need the following information in writing:
  1. The requested gas delivery pressure.
  2. The reason for the request. Please provide a copy of the equipment specifications.
  3. The step-down regulators that will be installed on all equipment.
Contact Us
For questions, call one of the numbers below to speak to a service planner.
Southeast Michigan:800.338.0178
Greater Michigan:800.533.6220
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