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How do I change the name on my utility bill in Mexico?

Whether you need to change the name of the service to do paperwork or due to the purchase or sale of the property, we share the steps to change the name of your receipt of C.F.E.(energy company provider in Mexico)

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Tijuana, Baja California- All of us at some point are going to see the need to change the name of the C.F.E. utility bill; either due to the death of the holder or because you need it under your name for some procedure. Therefore, we share the steps to change the name of this service.


Requirements to change the name of the electricity contract


In addition to being up to date with payments and having no debts, you must present at the C.F.E. the original and a copy of the following documents:


  1. Identification of the new owner and a copy of the current owner. R.F.C. of the new holder

  2. A photograph of the meter reading

  3. Property accreditation document: lease, property, deeds, etc.

  4. If the reason is due to the death of the owner, the death certificate must be included.

  5. And finally, a letter addressed to the Federal Electricity Commission, explaining the reason for the name change.


So far C.F.E. unfortunately, it has not facilitated this procedure through its app or website, so the interested party will have to appear at the C.F.E.

What should be written in the letter for the change request?

  • Place and date

  • Be addressed to C.F.E. Basic Services Provider

  • A brief description of the reason for the name change

  • Containing the name of the current owner and the name of the new owner of the service

  • Service number (comes at the top of your receipt) and address

  • Full name and signature of the current receipt holder.


How long does the change take and does it cost?


The change of holder of the electricity contract is done in approximately 5 minutes and you will be given a receipt, however, the new name will be reflected until your next payment arrives, 1 to 2 months, depending on the frequency with which it arrives the electricity bill.


Regarding the cost of this procedure, we recommend you consult it in advance by dialing line 071 in case it is different in each Federal Entity.


Can this process be done online?


So far C.F.E. Unfortunately, it has not facilitated this procedure through its app or website, so the interested party will have to appear at the C.F.E. closest to your home with the required documentation in hand.


Now you know all the necessary requirements to change the name of the electricity contract but, in case of further questions, you can contact 071, whose customer service is available 24 hours a day.


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