Install Natural Gas Service
To bring natural gas to your home, we'll need to find out if there are natural gas pipelines near your property. You can do this at our Availability & Apply page.
There are two possible situations when having natural gas extended to a residence:
- Pipelines are nearby and you will need to work with South Jersey Gas to install gas service and a HVAC contractor to install natural gas appliances. If this is your situation, you are in the right place! Apply Now.
- Pipelines are not nearby and South Jersey gas will work with you to extend natural gas pipelines to your area. If this is your situation, see our Extending natural gas to Your Neighborhood page for more information.
Whatever your situation, South Jersey Gas will provide you with clear instructions and assistance every step of the way.
Planning for Natural Gas
If you have natural gas pipelines in front of your property, you are considered "on main". If you are "on main" and want to bring natural gas to your property, there's a 6 step process to have natural gas at your home.
Get started by watching the video overview of this 6 step process. There are more videos that go into these steps in more detail below.
Step 1: Apply for Natural Gas
Your first step in bringing natural gas to your home is to apply for natural gas service. You can apply online at our Availability & Apply page, or you can call us directly at 800-822-9276.
Step 2: South Jersey Gas Confirms You Are Eligible
After we get your application, we'll review your basic information and confirm that a natural gas pipeline is near your home. We will contact you to confirm you have filed a complete application and explain the next steps.
Step 3: Hire a Heating & Cooling Contractor
Your next step is to hire a heating and cooling contractor to install your natural gas heating system or appliances. Do not install any equipment until you receive notification from South Jersey Gas. Go to the link to download a list of contractors who can assist you.
Tips for Choosing a Heating & Cooling Contractor:
Step 4: Select a Meter Location
After you've selected a contractor, we'll set up an appointment to select a natural gas meter location at your home. Your South Jersey Gas representative will work with you to select the best location for your meter. Check out our video below for more details.
Step 5: Mark Out Private Utilities & Lines
Once your meter location is selected, South Jersey Gas will apply for all of the proper permits to install natural gas at your location.
After South Jersey Gas has scheduled your installation, you will receive notification to mark out all private utilities and lines such as sprinkler systems, septic systems and pet fences.
South Jersey Gas or our contractor will contact New Jersey’s 811 call system. 811 will notify all public utilities running to your property such as electric, phone, gas, sewer, water and cable companies. Please note that most water and sewer companies only mark the lines to the curb line and the rest are considered the property owner's private utility lines. Markout of private utility lines are the responsibility of the property owner.
For more on markouts, watch our video below or see our Utility Markouts page. You'll find more details and a list of contractors you may hire to help you with private utility and line markouts.
Important Notice: Gas service may not be installed if property is not properly marked out.
Step 6: Connect to Pipeline
As a last step, your natural gas service line and meter will be connected to your residence from the main pipeline on your street and you will be ready to install your natural gas appliances. While we will keep disruptions to a minimum, construction will occur to bring natural gas to your home. Check out our video for more details:
Property Restoration After Installation
Before you can start using natural gas in your home, construction will occur to connect you to our natural gas pipeline. We here at South Jersey Gas know you have concerns about the digging and excavating on your property. Our commitment to you is to restore all disruptions on or near your property from your natural gas installation. Please view our video for more details.