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Security Deposits & Connect Fees

Security Deposits:

Deposits are collected at the time service is set up. Anyone who meets the following circumstances must pay a deposit:

  • If you have not had service with the City of Garden City before.
  • If you have had service with the City of Garden City before but for less than twelve months.
  • If you have had a utility account with the City of Garden City turned over to a collection agency.

New electrical customers who can provide an acceptable credit letter from their previous electric utility shall not be required to post the deposit.  Please have your previous electric utility complete this Credit Letter and bring it with you when you set up service.
Deposits are credited to the customer's utility account after 12 consecutive months of on-time payments or are applied to the final bill. (Reference Code of Ordinances 90-85)

Deposits earn interest as established by K.S.A. 12-822 and authorized by the Kansas Corporation Commission. Deposits required are as follows:

Residential Water: $25.00
Residential Electric: $200.00
Industrial & Commercial Water: $35.00
Industrial & Commercial Electric: $400.00

Connection Fees:

A connection fee for utility service must also be paid at the time service is set up. Connection fees and taxes are nonrefundable. The connection fees are as follows:

Electricity: $15.00
Water: $15.00
Residential Electric Tax: $.32
Commercial Electric Tax: $1.30
After hours connection fee: $75.00
After hours connection fee tax:    $1.61

Methods of payment accepted by the Service & Finance department include Visa, Mastercard, Discover, cash, check, and money order.

In Garden City, natural gas service is available through Black Hills Energy.

Contact Information:
  • City Administrative Center Service and Finance Office
    301 N. 8th St.
    PO Box 998
    Garden City, Kansas 67846
    Phone: 620-276-1100
    Fax: 620-276-1104

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