Governor Hogan Extends Ban on Utility Shut Offs

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has extended the moratorium on the shut off of residential services and late fees through at least September 1.

In a statement, the Governor said “I have extended the emergency order prohibiting utility providers from shutting off or charging late fees for residential services, including electricity, water, phone and internet, through September 1.”

The Governor’s order states “No electric, gas, sewage, disposal, telegraph, telephone, water, or cable television company, or internet service provider, or any company providing a combination of such services (a “Residential Service Company”), shall terminate the service of a customer if the service is used, in whole or in part, in a dwelling unit or residence.”

The moratorium initially went into effect on March 5.