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INSTRUCTIONS TO SET UP UTILITY SERVICE WITH
THE CITY OF BUFORD


If you are:

RENTING, LEASING, in a LEASE-PURCHASE AGREEMENT, having services connected for a property that is not your PRIMARY RESIDENCE, (e.g. rental property that you own, or property that you are listing for someone else); you are required to post a deposit on all applicable utilities. *Commercial applications for city services must be submitted in person.

DEPOSITS FOR RENTERS, LEASERS, ETC.


GAS: $235.00 AND UP

ELECTRIC: $300.00 AND UP

WATER: $20.00 AND UP

WATER ONLY: $50.00 AND UP

SEWER ONLY: $50.00 AND UP

WATER AND SEWER ONLY: $75.00 AND UP

Customer is required to:

  1. Apply in person at Buford City Hall, or
  2. Mail in deposits with an application for utility service, Attn: Customer Service
  3. Must provide identification and a copy of your rental or lease agreement.

This cannot be handled via phone or applied to your utility bill.

The deposits must post to your account before utility services will be connected.

If you are PURCHASING a home:
  1. There will be a deposit added to your first month's utility bill in the amount applicable to the service provided (see below). Deposit refunds are issued at account closing.

    DEPOSITS FOR HOMEOWNERS


    UTILITY DEPOSIT: $235.00 (gas, electric, water, sewer service(s) individually or any combination thereof as applicable.)

    Exceptions:

    WATER ONLY: $50.00

    SEWER ONLY: $50.00

    WATER AND SEWER ONLY: $75.00

  2. Please complete the application for utility service(s)
  3. Mail, fax or email a copy of proof of ownership - (e.g. ONLY the 1st page and the signature page of the purchase agreement or contract.
  4. Mail, fax or email a copy of a picture I.D. (e.g. driver license)
  5. Two(2) working days are required to have the service turned on (Monday-Friday only).
  6. On the application, please indicate the date you request your service to be turned on.
  7. Mail, fax or email your completed application along with the proper paperwork to:

    City of Buford
    2300 Buford Highway
    Buford, Georgia 30518
    Attn: Customer Service
    Fax # (678)889-4649
    Email: newservice@cityofbuford.com

    The application and paperwork that MUST be complete in order for us to process your new service.

    Check List:
    • Application
    • Picture I.D.
    • Sales agreement or Contract/proof of ownership

    PLEASE FAX, EMAIL OR MAIL YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE OR APPLY IN PERSON AT BUFORD CITY HALL. IF YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE LACKS ANY OF THE REQUIRED INFORMATION, YOUR SERVICE WILL NOT BE CONNECTED ON THE DATE REQUESTED.

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