• ELECTRICITY - Florida Power & Light Co.
Requires a deposit that varies according to a customer's credit rating. An initial service charge is included on the first bill. • GAS:Florida City Gas
(800) 993-7546 www.floridacitygas.com
Supplies natural gas to most of Brevard. The company requires a meter deposit that varies according to the amount of monthly gas usage.
• TELEPHONE - Bell South
(888) 757-6500 www.bellsouth.net
Contact BellSouth at any hour to set up service. A deposit amount is determined by the customer's credit report.
• WATER, SEWER, TRASH - respective city halls
City of Melbourne 321-727-2900 melbourneflorida.org
West Melbourne 321-727-7700 westmelbourne.org
Titusville 321-383-5791 www.titusville.com
Cocoa 321-639-7500 www.cocoafl.org
Palm Bay 321-952-3420 www.palmbayfl.org
Charges for sewer, water and deposit rates vary throughout the county. Deposits are refunded when service is disconnected.• LEGAL ADVICE
The Florida Bar's Lawyer Referral Service provides a 30-minute office consultation for $25. Call (800) 342-8011.
Brevard County Legal Aid offers free service with family law and other civil legal services. Financial guidelines may apply. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to noon
• AUTOMOBILE TAGS
Several Apply Locations www.brevardtaxcollector.com
New residents must apply for Florida tags and car titles within 10 days after beginning work, apply for homestead tax exemption or enroll children in school.Apply Online www.myflorida.com
North Melbourne 321-752-3162
Merritt Island 321-449-5003
A Florida driver license must be obtained within 30 days of gaining employment, establishing residency, claiming a homestead exemption, registering to vote or registering a child at a public school.
• HOMESTEAD TAX EXEMPTION
Several Apply Locations www.brevardpropertyappraiser.com
Eligible Florida residents may apply for the year-round homestead exemption of $50,000 on or before March 1 of the year they seek the exemption.