Electric vehicles (EVs) are more than just a mode of transportation; they represent a significant stride towards a greener, more sustainable future. Recognizing this, Anaheim Public Utilities has initiated the Public Access Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebate Program. This program is designed to encourage businesses, schools, affordable housing providers, and other public access locations to embrace EV infrastructure. If you’re interested in joining the electric revolution, here’s all you need to know about this exciting program.

Anaheim’s EV Charger Rebates at a Glance

Anaheim Public Utilities is committed to supporting its commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in their transition to cleaner, electric transportation. The program offers rebates to those who install Level 2 (240-Volt) or higher plug-in EV chargers in locations accessible to the public. Notably, these locations can include spaces patronized by residents, commuters, visitors, and multi-family dwelling residents.

Rebate Details

Under this program, participants can receive reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses related to their charging station installations. For public access locations, the rebate can go up to $5,000 per charging station. However, for schools, affordable housing, and publicly accessible DC fast plug-in locations, the rebate is even more enticing, reaching up to $10,000 per station. There’s a maximum cap of 10 charging stations for the former and 4 for the latter.

Eligible Expenses

The rebate covers various expenses to facilitate your transition to EV charging infrastructure. Eligible costs include the purchase price of the charger and installation expenses. Additionally, Anaheim Public Utilities will generously cover the city’s permit application fee for the EV charger. Moreover, program participants who choose to install an associated sub-meter may receive up to $5,000 in additional support. The utility will also pay applicable city permit fees and reimburse city plan check fees, up to $1,500 for such participants.

Program Steps

To take advantage of this program, here’s a step-by-step guide:

  • Reservation Form: Carefully read the Public Access EV Charging Station Rebate Reservation Form, including the terms and conditions section. Complete the form and email it to the program manager at [email protected].
  • Approval Letter: Customers who are awarded a rebate will receive an approval letter along with a Rebate Reservation Number.
  • Contact Electrical Engineering: After receiving the approval letter, get in touch with Electrical Engineering at 714-765-5156 to understand the public access EV charger installation requirements.
  • Permit Application: Obtain a permit for the installation of your new charger. Building permit fees associated with the EV charger installation will be covered by Anaheim Public Utilities.
  • Install Your Charger: Install your new EV charging station in line with the Public Access Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebate Program Agreement within one year of receiving your Rebate Reservation Number.
  • Submission: Carefully read the agreement again before completing and submitting the form and all supporting documents, which include the EV Rebate Reservation Number, charging station purchase and installation receipts, copy of Building Department Permit Card showing final sign off, W-9 Form, and a current utility bill for the same address as the new sub-meter (if applicable).
  • Rebate Assignment: If you wish to assign the rebate to a third party, complete the Public Access EV Charger Rebate Assignment Form.

It’s worth noting that due to high demand and limited funding, the program may occasionally pause reservations. Therefore, it’s advisable to stay updated with Anaheim Public Utilities’ announcements.


Ivelina Kadiri

Policy Compliance Manager

About the author

Ivelina is a trend-seeking policy compliance manager who skillfully navigates complex regulatory landscapes and bridges the gap between sustainable transportation goals and actionable implementation.