Utility Service Theft

Theft of Service is a crime.

“Theft of Service” means tampering with or bypassing a meter in order to receive utility service free of charge. The City of Odessa has an aggressive program to stop the theft of electric and/or water service. The theft of utility services is a very serious crime, and stopping utility service theft is important for everyone because it costs all utility customers money.

Tampering with electric service is dangerous!

Attempts to bypass or tamper with electric meters or other electric utility facilities can result in serious injuries, electrocution, fire, explosions, and even death.

If you suspect that someone is stealing water and/or electricity, please call Odessa City Hall at 816-230-5577 or the Odessa Police Department at 816-633-7575 to report the theft.