Utility Deposits, Fees & Sanitation

Before services can be connected, an application must be completed at City Hall, 56 Malone Street. The following information will be needed:

  • Settlement Statement from Closing or Lease Agreement
  • Driver's License or other Government Issued ID with Photograph
  • Cash, Money Order, or Credit Card payment for deposit

The amount of your deposit is based on a risk assessment evaluation provided by an outside third-party vendor.

Utility Application

To request Fairburn Electric, Sanitation, or Water Services

Deposit Amounts

ResidentialMaximum Amount

Sanitation/Trash Deposit


Electric, Water/Sewerage

Residential Electric only$350
Water/Sewerage only$175

Deposit Amounts - Non-Residential (Based on Type of Business)

Electric, Water/Sewerage, Sanitation2 months average bills – $600 minimum
Water only2 months average bills – $400 minimum

Monthly Sanitation Fees

Residential Sanitation$28.84 *
Business SanitationContact advanced disposal for service at 770-381-6420
95-gallon cart$17 *
4-yard dumpster$55 *
6-yard dumpster$82 **
8-yard dumpster$109 **

* 1 Pickup Per Week
** Per Pickup
There is an additional charge for additional carts and containers.

Waste collection schedule

Storm Water Utility Fees

Single-family housing unit$4.08 per month
Multi-family unit$1.84 per month
Commercial/Industrial/Other$4.08/ERU per month

Utility services are billed by the City. Typically, your monthly bill is processed by the last business day of each month. It will contain itemized charges for all the utility services you receive through the City. If you do not receive your bill within the business week of the month, please contact our Billing Department at 770-969-3481. Failure to receive a bill does not entitle you to delay payment. When contacted, we will furnish appropriate information so you may pay in a timely manner.

Payment Methods

  • You may pay by your bill by mail with a check or money order.
  • You may pay in person between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at a Cashier Window/Drive-thru window located at City Hall, 56 Malone Street. Cash, checks, money orders, and credit cards are accepted.
  • You may pay at a Night Depository located at City Hall next to the drive-thru window. Please use a check or money order. Do not deposit cash.
  • You may pay over the phone, by using our IVR service at 1-833-425-1653. You must have your full account number readily available.
  • You may pay online through our credit card processing vendor Paymentus, by clicking this link:  Customer Portal: City of Fairburn, GA (paymentus.com).

Please make checks and money orders payable to the City of Fairburn. Please include your account number. A $36 handling fee will be charged on all returned checks.

Payments for utility services are due by 5 p.m. on the due date each month. If the due date falls on a non-business day, payment must be received by 5 p.m. the next business day to avoid late fees. Accounts not paid in full on, or before 5 p.m. on the due date, will be assessed a late charge of 10%. All unpaid accounts are subject for service disconnection and an administration charge of $35.00; seven days (7) after the due date, without further notice. This applies to all accounts on the cutoff list. The entire balance must be paid in full to restore services. Returned checks will result in a $36 fee being charged to your account and may prompt immediate termination of service. Disconnected accounts will be reconnected within 48 hours after payment of the account balance. Please use the night deposit box on the rear of City Hall when the due date falls on a weekend or holiday, to avoid any additional charges.