Oxford Electric Department

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The Oxford Electric Department has been responsible for providing electric service to the citizens of Oxford for over 100 years.

Customer Service

All customer service issues concerning water, sewer and electric utilities are handled through the Oxford Electric Department.

Oxford Electric Department
300 McElroy Drive
P.O. Box 827
Oxford, MS 38655
Fax 662-232-2375
Business Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m

For emergencies, please use the following contact information

Electric Service
Oxford Electric Department
Regular Hours: 662-232-2373
After Hours: 662-232-2410
Water/Sewer Service
Oxford Public Works
Regular Hours: 662-232-2306
After Hours: 662-232-2400

Pay Your Bill

Payments may be made by telephone, online or at the Oxford Electric Department office located at 300 McElroy Drive during business hours. For after-hours payments, drop boxes are located at the Oxford Electric Department next to the drive through window and at City Hall on the Oxford Square. Payments may also be mailed to:

Oxford Electric Department
P.O. Box 965
Oxford, MS 38655

Connect, Disconnect or Change Service

To establish, disconnect, or change electric, water and/or sewer service, click on the appropriate form below, complete and print.

An appropriate deposit must be paid in advance, prior to connecting any electric, water and/or sewer service. Bring the completed utility form, photo ID and deposit to the Oxford Electric Department (300 McElroy Drive) during business hours or mail the form, a copy of the photo ID and deposit to:

Oxford Electric Department
P.O. Box 827
Oxford, MS 38655

Deposit rates

The following Schedule of Customer Deposits is hereby fixed and established:


Residential utility accounts shall have set deposit amounts for the following utilities provided: Sanitation, Water, Sewer and *Electric. For accounts with more than one utility service provided, the amounts below shall be added for each applicable utility. Prior to mailing a deposit check, please contact our office to determine which utilities are available at your location and the total deposit amount required. In addition to a utility deposit, a $15 service fee is required to establish/transfer utility service.

Utility ServiceAmount
Water $50


Commercial electric and water deposit amounts shall be twice the average estimated monthly bill for the location requesting service (Example: average monthly bill x 2 = required deposit amount)

For accounts in which the usage can’t be estimated (insufficient data, change in use at service location, etc.) the following minimum deposit amounts shall apply:

Minimum Deposit:Amount
Water, Sewer & Sanitation$125
Electric $225

Short Term

Short Term Deposit shall apply to customers wishing to connect utility service for a short time frame (<30 days). For accounts with more than one utility service provided, the amounts below shall be added for each applicable utility.

Water, Sewer & Sanitation$25
Electric $50
Water, Sewer & Sanitation$125
Electric $225

*Residential electric accounts shall have a set deposit amount that shall not exceed twice the monthly average bill for the overall residential class

**Descriptions of customer classification and deposit requirements are located in the Oxford Electric Department – Schedule of Rules and Regulations.