Natural Gas Meter Move

A DTE Energy crew member installing a brand-new natural gas meter at a home.

If you have a natural gas meter inside your home or business, we will move it outside to ensure safety and reliability. Moving your meter also increases your privacy and convenience by eliminating the need for us to enter your property to perform maintenance and inspections.

If your natural gas meter is already outside, we may need to perform maintenance on it or the service line that runs to your property. When work is completed, a technician will ask to enter your home to relight appliances and check for leaks.

The meter moves are regulated by the state and are not optional. The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has required DTE to move all meters outside by 2028.

Scheduling a Service Appointment

We will contact you when it’s time to move your meter. In Southeast Michigan, our crews go door-to-door to schedule an appointment. If we miss you, we leave a door hanger with a phone number to call. Throughout the rest of the state, we call to arrange a service appointment.


To prepare for your meter move, please make sure:

  • An adult at least 18 years old is present during your appointment or it will be canceled.
  • The technician has a clear path to the meter by removing all items blocking access.
  • All pets are secured and away from the work area.
  • A natural gas appliance (e.g., water heater, furnace, stove or dryer) is connected and working.

Our crew members or contractors will present a photo ID badge with a valid expiration date. We comply with current health and safety guidelines.

Contact Us

Please call us with any questions. If you call after hours, leave a message and we will return your call within two business days.

Southeast Michigan
(Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston & Washtenaw Counties)
(313) 270-9240
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other DTE Service Areas
(616) 551-2621
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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