What you will find on this page are suggested form letters you might send to the utility and to officials in state government. You will need to add or insert particular information such as your own name and address, and your representative’s name & address. Areas you need to customize appear in dark green letters. It would also be a good idea to reword some of the sentences in your own words.
(A) Those who are viewing one of the letters below on our web page and have a word processor:
1. Copy and paste the letter into your own word processor.
2. Make the necessary additions or insertions in all the areas that were highlighted in dark green. Save changes to your hard drive and give it a file name.
3. Attach your modified letter to an email and send to the official (OR)
4. Print out the modified letter, add your signature and snail mail to the official.
(B) Those who received hard copies of our letters by snail mail: Use our letters as a guide and create your own in a word processor or by hand.
HERE IS A LETTER YOU MAY SOON RECEIVE FROM DTE IF YOU STILL HAVE YOUR ANALOG METER (click here)
RECOMMENDED REFUSAL LETTER TO ABOVE (click here) (copy your state representative, state senator and atty general)
ALTERNATIVE LETTER TO ACCEPT A SMART METER (click here) (copy your state representative, state senator and atty general)
IF YOU FOUND A SERVICE TAG OR DOOR HANGER TAG ON YOUR HOME SAYING THEY WERE THERE TO “UPGRADE YOUR METER” AND WERE UNABLE TO ACCESS BECAUSE OF A LOCKED GATE. LOCKED METER HOUSING, DOG IN YARD OR OTHER IMPEDIMENT:
LETTER TO REFUSE ACCESS FOR PURPOSES OF “UPGRADING” YOUR METER <click> (copy your state representative, state senator and Michigan’s Attorney General, Bill Schuette)
IF YOU NEED TO GET A SMART METER OFF YOUR HOME:
HERE ARE THE FORM LETTERS YOU CAN SEND TO YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES (click on any one):