The Customer Service Division is responsible for the collection of all utility bills-which include water, wastewater, stormwater and sanitation fees. The division manages the registration of new customers for utility service, the discontinuing of utility service, and the billing of the utility payments. Division personnel also process all revenues from city departments, receives and distributes all mail to departments and provides quality customer service to all citizens.
Methods of Payments
A variety of payment methods are available to citizens for their convenience.
"Bill Pay" - electronically request payment through your bank's web site.
Auto Debit - participation in this program will allow your bill to be automatically drafted from your bank account each month on the due date of the utility bill. Complete the Auto Debit Form or for more information contact us at email@example.com to get signed-up for this service.
Mail payments to City of Valdosta P.O. Box 1125, Valdosta, Georgia 31603
Utilize our drive thru facility located at 102 North Lee Street from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday - Friday or the after hours drop box located in the parking lot facing Central Avenue. Pickup times are 7:45 AM and 4:00 PM Monday – Friday. All payments received after 4:00 PM will be credited the next business day.
New Utility Service
We want to make your move to a new location in the city a smooth transition. Citizens requesting new water service must visit the city's Customer Service Center to activate the new account.
Residential initial deposits are $50.00, and commercial deposits are based on business type. Deposits are refundable at the closing of your final bill. NOTE: Active Military personnel can obtain a waiver for the deposit.
A New Service Fee is $25.00 and is non-refundable.
Bring a copy of your lease agreement or closing statement when setting up new service.
Bring your Driver's License and/or valid Georgia ID Card with SSN# to set up service.
Disconnection of Utility Service
We want to make your move to a new location outside the City of Valdosta as smooth as possible. Citizens requesting to disconnect their utility service must submit written notice including the date of disconnection and a forwarding address(required). A Disconnect Form is available on this web site.
Temporary Water Service
Temporary water service is available to realty companies and property managers only for a $25.00 fee and is good for fourteen days.
Past Due Accounts, Nonpayment Disconnect, and/or Loss of Service
Customers who do not pay their water and sewer bills monthly will be disconnected. Payment must be received monthly by the due date. Should a service be disconnected; balance in full is required along with an additional penalty fee. For closed accounts, due to non-payment, the account balance must be paid as well as a new deposit.
Unusually High Water or Sewer Bill
Any customer receiving unusually high bills for service should immediately check for plumbing problems, such as broken pipes, leaking commodes, and other causes of high usage. Click here to access a checklist to identify the most common causes of high water usage in the home. If a problem is not readily apparent, the customer may call a Customer Service representative at (229) 259–3510 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request a recheck of the usage charged on the bill.
Persons with plumbing emergencies, such as broken pipes on private property or within the building causing flooding or damage to the property, may request help from the City to stop the water at the water meter. The customer may call the Meter Service Department at 229-259-3552 during office hours or 229-333-1832 after hours.