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Business Deposits and Activation Charges

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Fees for New Electric, Gas, Water and Wastewater Services

The charges below are for new non-residential accounts or new services added to an existing account. Please see Business Delinquent Accounts for charges to reconnect services that have been disconnected for non-payment.

Business Deposits

Deposits will be determined by multiplying an estimated average monthly utility bill by two. Contact Customer Service for an estimate.

A surety bond or an irrevocable letter of credit may be provided in lieu of a cash deposit.

Irrevocable Letter of Credit Instructions

Sample Irrevocable Letter of Credit

Surety Bond 

Please note: All surety bonds must be filled out on the official form above. The name on the bond must be the same name on your GRU account (no exceptions). Once completed, GRU must have the original form on file. The company providing the bond must either be located in Florida or underwritten by a Florida agent.

Deposits will be waived for existing non-residential customers who have a satisfactory payment record for utility service. 

Deposit Refunds

The deposit is intended to be an advance payment for future services and will be available to satisfy any outstanding debt for utility services on closed accounts. Cash deposits will be applied against the account balances after 24 consecutive months of satisfactory payment history or upon termination of utility service. If other surety is provided, it will be returned to the guarantor. Interest earned on cash deposits will be credited monthly and upon refund of the deposit. 

Business Activation Charges

Service Charge
Electric — General Service Demand $62
Electric — Large Power  $197
Water Service $26
Gas Service $100
Gas with water or electric $91
Same-day connection (scheduled by phone only) Additional $40

Related Links

Note: The charges listed on these pages are based on Chapter 27 and Appendix A of the City of Gainesville Code of Ordinances, which can be found on Municode.com. If there are differences between information on this page and the ordinance, the ordinance shall prevail. Contact Customer Service for more information.