Heat Shut-Offs

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If you don't pay your utility bills, your service can be shut-off.  This can happen even in the middle of winter.  But, between October 15 and April 15 you get extra protection from being shut-off.  This fact sheet applies to gas and electric service if they are needed for heat.  The rules cover private utility companies.  There are similar rules for co-ops and municipal utilities.  These rules do not apply to fuel oil, coal, and wood dealers.