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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.

No deposit will be required for non-residential customers who post a surety bond or other financial assurance in lieu of the deposit, including but not limited to, an irrevocable letter of credit. Deposits also will be waived for existing non-residential customers who have a satisfactory payment record for utility service.

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.

Deposit Refunds

Deposits are applied to an account after two years of satisfactory payments, or if service is stopped before your full deposit is returned, the deposit will be applied to your final bill, and any difference will be refunded to you. If customers have other accounts with GRU, their deposit may be transferred. Interest is paid monthly on deposits.

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
Holiday or weekend connection (scheduled by phone only) Additional $50

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.