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In case of an outage,  call 765-362-1900. This line is answered 24 hours a day.

If you, or a family member, depend on special medical equipment and need assistance during a power outage, please call 911.

Lobby: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Drive-thru: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Closed on the following Holidays:

New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.

Your monthly bill will be generated according to your service location.

Your bill will be due 21 days after the bill is generated.

  • Online –  
    • Sign in to your account to make secure payments,  view account information, and select paperless billings.
  • By Phone – CEL&P employees are available 24 hours a day to take credit/debit card payments or electronic check payments over the phone. 
    • Call 765-362-1900
  • Lobby/Drive-thru – Pay in the office with cash, check, money order, debit or credit card.
  • Night Deposit Box – Place payments in the night deposit box at the CEL&P office or at the municipal building on Pike Street in Crawfordsville.
  • Mail – Mail payments to PO Box 428, Crawfordsville, IN 47933-0428
  • Bank Draft – Have your bill automatically debited from your checking account each month.

Budget Billing – Pay your bill each month based on your average usage. Sign-up is available from August 1st – October 31st.

Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power accepts Cash, Check, Money Order, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.

CEL&P will mail a delinquent notice if the bill has not been paid by the due date stated on the original bill. The delinquent notice will include the penalty amount and disconnect date. If the bill has not been paid by the disconnect date, service will be terminated at the service address.

Customers needing financial assistance can contact local agencies for help.

One time each calendar year, CEL&P offers customers the ability to apply for an extension. The extension must be completed in the CEL&P lobby and 10% of the bill is due at that time in order to secure the extension. This gives the customer extra time to pay their past due balance.

The state-moratorium period is from December 1 thru March 15 each year. During this period, qualified energy assistance recipients are protected by the state moratorium guidelines prohibiting the utility from disconnecting services.

Customers can request a second reading if they feel the meter reading was in error. Customers can also request to have their meter tested for accuracy once every 36 months at no charge. The request to have the meter tested must be in writing. If a subsequent meter test is required within the next 36 months, a fee may be charged.

Customers need to come to the CEL&P office at 808 Lafayette Road. You will need to present a valid government-issued photo ID and your social security number.

To determine if a deposit is required, all customers will be subject to a credit check. If a deposit is necessary, payment must be received before service can be connected.

If the account has no more than 1 late payment in a 12-month period, the security deposit will be applied to the next month’s bill. When customers transfer service within CEL&P territory, their deposit will be moved to the new account.

All customers must come to the CEL&P office to sign a disconnect form.

This is a list of the primary utility providers who serve the City of Crawfordsville. Please note this is not intended to be an all-inclusive list.

Natural Gas
Centerpoint Energy – 800-227-1376

Indiana American Water 800-492-8373 or 765-362-3940

Storm Water and Waste Water Billing Departments

Crawfordsville Street and Sanitation Department

Internet / Fiber/Telephone

  • AT&T – 855-968-5196,
  • Metronet – 765-307-2000
  • Xfinity/Comcast – 800-934-6489

Other Resources

Indiana Municipal Power Agency

City of Crawfordsville