Meter Box Clearance Requirements

Many people want to hide their meter box by covering it with plants. We need to ensure the meter box is accessible so the meter can be read and maintenance can be performed.   A two foot clearance around the meter box and seven foot clearance above the meter box is required. A worker needs to be able to walk completely around it and be able to stand upright. If you see a blue flag in your yard and received a letter requesting that your meter box be cleared of any landscape material, please clear the meter box at your earliest convenience. Staff needs to be able to read your meter and be able to perform work on the meter if a problem should arise.  

overgrown meter box
Overgrown meter box
Meter Access Picture
Cleared meter box