(423) 743-6793 twhitson@ucgud.com


We are delighted that you are interested in applying for natural gas service with us. Unicoi County Gas Utility District is here to meet all of your natural gas needs by providing quality natural gas service at competitive rates in a safe, environmentally clean and efficient manner.

The majority of our customers are either residential or commercial. However, we do have some additional rate class options available to help meet specific business and industry needs. For our business and industrial customers with further questions about your particular natural gas rate needs, please feel free to contact us at 423.743.6793.

To begin natural gas service with us, an application must be submitted with a non-refundable turn-on fee.


  • Residential: $30
  • Small Commercial & Small Industrial: $30
  • Large Commercial or Large Industrial: $30

The application may be delivered personally, faxed, or e-mailed to your local office. A credit check will be run as part of the application process, and you will be notified if a deposit is required or not.

If and ONLY IF a deposit is required the schedule is:

  • UCGUD Deposits (only if applicable)
  • Residential: $100-$250/Maximum
  • Small Commercial: 2X the Highest Monthly Bill
  • Large Commercial or Industrial: Calculated based on connected BTU load

All residential meter deposits are refundable after a period of one year of good payment history. Turn-on fees and applicable deposits can be paid by phone using a credit or debit card if necessary. These methods, as well as check and cash, are accepted at our office.


Click below for an application for natural gas service. Complete the application then fax, mail, or return to the UCGUD office to begin your service process.