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City of Gulfport Utility Rate Structure

Utility Customer Service Department
Hours: Monday – Friday,  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 727-893-1016
Customer Service Email: utilitiesinfo@mygulfport.us

City of Gulfport Utility Rates (Adopted October 2022)

Water/Sewer Utility Fee

 Water - City Ordinance No. 2022-05Sewer - City Ordinance No. 2022-06

Fiscal Year 2023 (October 1, 2022 —September 30, 2023):

Fiscal Year 2024 (October 1, 2023 —September 30, 2024):

Fiscal Year 2025 (October 1, 2024 — September 30, 2025):

WaterSewerWaterSewerWaterSewer
Base Charges: $17.74 per month$24.86 per month$19.16 per month$26.85 per month$20.69 per month$29.00 per month
City Water/Sewer customers will be charged a monthly base rate per living unit whether the water is on or off.
Usage/1,000 Gallons
0 – 2,000$1.00$1.00$1.08$1.08$1.17$1.17
2,001 – 3,000$9.88$13.42$10.67$14.49$11.52$15.65
3,001 – 5,000$11.18$14.14$12.07$15.27$13.04$16.49
5,001 – 10,000$12.51$14.82$13.51$16.01$14.59$17.29
10,001 – 15,000$13.81$15.56$14.91$16.80$16.10$18.14
15,001 – 20,000$15.13$16.26$16.34$17.56$17.65$18.96
20,001+$24.82$16.56$26.81$17.88$28.95$19.31
Additionally, City Water/Sewer customers will be charged volume charges per one thousand (1,000) gallons or fraction thereof of water consumed as shown by the water meter reading monthly.

Stormwater Utility Fee

Ordinance No. 2022-04

Fiscal Year 2023 (October 1, 2022 —September 30, 2023):

Fiscal Year 2024 (October 1, 2023 —September 30, 2024):

Fiscal Year 2025 (October 1, 2024 — September 30, 2025):

Single-family: $9.45 per dwelling unit;$11.45 per dwelling unit;$12.45 per dwelling unit;
Mobile home:$8.97 per dwelling unit;$10.97 per dwelling unit;$11.97 per dwelling unit;
Multi-family: $8.97 per dwelling unit;$10.97 per dwelling unit;$11.97 per dwelling unit;
Duplex: $8.17 per dwelling unit;$10.17 per dwelling unit;$11.17 per dwelling unit;
Commercial: $9.45 per EDU;$11.45 per EDU;$12.45 per EDU;
Municipal:$9.45 per EDU; and$11.45 per EDU; and$12.45 per EDU; and
School/ university/church: $9.45 per EDU.$11.45 per EDU.$12.45 per EDU.

Water Service Meter Fee

Ordinance No. 2022-05 
The City shall charge for the installation of water meters according to the following schedule, based on the size of the meter:
Meter Size ( inches)
5/8″ $1,120.00
1″ $1,160.00
1.5″ $2,960.00
2″ Cost
3″Cost
4″ Cost
Where a curb stop has been found to have been turned on after it has been turned off by the City, the City shall charge the owner of the property upon which the same is located, or the tenant if the utility account is in the name of the tenant, a fee assessed on the utility bill of one hundred dollars ($100.00). If the City has placed a pad lock on the curb stop and it is found to be tampered with, broken or removed, the fee assessed on the utility bill shall be two hundred dollars ($200.00). If a meter or curb stop has been broken, the fee assessed on the utility bill shall reflect the cost to replace the damaged property. Water service shall not be restored until all past due and current charges are paid in full. In addition to the aforesaid charges, the tampering with any meter or device measuring the quantity of water consumed is strictly prohibited, and any person found guilty of such offense shall be punished as provided in the City Code.

Other Utility Fees

Ordinance No. 2022-05 
Turn- on fee ( During Working Hours) $15.00
Turn- on fee (After Working Hours) $42.00
Delinquent customer with water meter replacementN/A
Service trip for purposes of checking the meter reading when requested by the customer and the meter is found to be correct.N/A
Pool Reading (Includes Before and After)$22.00
Turn-off Charge ( During Working Hours) $15.00
Turn- off Charge (After Working Hours) $42.00
Testing accuracy of meter when requested by customer when the meter is found to be registering within industry standardsN/A
Re- inspection fee due to covered meter$25.00
Utility lien recording and releasing fee $35.00
New account activation charges$30.00

Sanitation Fees

Ordinance No. 2022-03
Fiscal Year 2023 (October 1, 2022 —September 30, 2023):
Residential
Single Residential-Standard/Mechanical Container
$27.74
Additional Mechanical Container
$12.38
Multi-Family-Standard Container
$27.74
Multi-Family-Mechanical Container
$16.62
Mobile Home Park
$16.62
*Standby Fee
$13.41
*A Garbage and trash collection and disposal standby charge is available at the request of the owner when water service is discontinued.
Residential Garbage (Extra Pick Up)
Extra One Time Pick Up
$9.24
Commercial
Standard Container
$27.74
90 gallon Container
$29.91
300 gallon Container, per month, per container
$99.67
4-yard Dumpster
$245.99
6-yard Dumpster
$361.32
Commercial (Extra Pick Up)
90 gallon Container Extra One Time Pick Up
$25.43
300 gallon Extra One Time Pick up
$25.43
4-yard Extra One Time Pick Up
$59.36
6-yard Extra One Time Pick Up
$84.82

Recycling Fees

Ordinance No. 2022-03
Fiscal Year 2023 (October 1, 2022 —September 30, 2023):
Residential
Single- Residential
$2.53
Multi-Family
$1.52
Duplex $1.52
Mobile Home
$1.52
Commercial
Standard Container
$2.53
90-gallon Container
$2.67

Special Pickup Fees

Ordinance No. 2022-03
New Fees Effective Oct. 1, 2022
Single pick-up item $26 each
A ‘white good” (appliances) $52 each
Vehicle tires are $26 each
Car batteries are $14.50 each
20-lb bottled gas cylinders (must be empty) $26 each
Excessive Amounts of Trash & Debris, and/or Brush $26 and up

Sanitation Utility Fee - City Ordinance No. 2022-03

Sanitation Utility Fee

(City Ordinance No. 2022-03)

Section 11-21. Service Charges

All residents, occupants or owners of each living unit and/or business in the City shall have all accumulations of garbage and trash removed and disposed of by the garbage and trash collection service rendered, arranged for or otherwise authorized by the City.

The foregoing garbage and trash collection and disposal service charge shall be according to the following:

(1) Twenty-seven dollars and seventy four cents ($27.74) per month for each commercial business not utilizing bulk containers;

(2) For multiple-dwelling units (duplexes, apartments, condominiums, etc.), for each unit not utilizing bulk containers, the monthly charge shall be twenty-seven dollars and seventy four cents ($27.74) per dwelling unit;

(3) For multiple-residential dwelling units the rate where mechanical loading containers are used shall be sixteen dollars and sixty two cents ($16.62) per month for each dwelling unit;

(4) The garbage and trash disposal service shall entitle the person or business responsible for the same to the equivalent of three (3) thirty-two-gallon containers of garbage or secured bags and trash to be picked up twice weekly, so long as such containers or any of the aforementioned substitutes are limited to fifty (50) pounds or one (1) ninety-gallon or two (2) forty-gallon mechanical containers;

(5) If more than three (3) thirty-two-gallon containers per collection of garbage and trash per living unit or business require collection, the person or business responsible for the same shall be assessed upon his or her water bill, or otherwise, and shall pay an additional nine dollars and twenty-four cents ($9.24) per container or bag per pick-up or twelve dollars and thirty eight cents ($12.38) per mechanical container per pickup;

(6) Special users of garbage and trash collection services, such as circuses, tent shows, carnivals, special events and miscellaneous transient users, shall pay a fee for garbage and trash collection, as determined by the city manager, or his or her designee, based upon a reasonable estimate of the anticipated service required, at the time the license for such business shall be issued, in accordance with the estimated quantity to be collected, plus an additional sum of ten (10) percent of the estimated fee to compensate for the extra duties imposed of a temporary nature;

(7) For commercial entities utilizing three hundred-gallon bulk container rates:

     a. Once per week, per month, per container …..$99.67

     b. Each additional pick-up, per month …..$99.67

     c. Extra one time pick-up, each …..$25.43

(8) For commercial entities utilizing ninety-gallon bulk container rates:

      a. Once per week, per month, per container …..$29.91

      b. Each additional pick up, per month …..$29.91

     c. Extra one time pickup, each …..$25.43

(9) For a single residential dwelling unit the monthly charge shall be twenty seven dollars and seventy-four cents ($27.74);

(10) For mobile home parks, the rate shall be sixteen dollars and sixty two cents ($16.62) per month for each dwelling unit;

Recycling Utility Fee - City Ordinance No. 2022-03

Recycling Utility Fee

(City Ordinance No. 2022-03)

(11) All private properties within the city shall be assessed a recycling fee, whether or not the owner or tenant thereof participates in the city’s recycling program, which fee shall be due and payable monthly as invoiced by the city at the following:

     Mobile homes, duplexes, multi-family, per unit …..$1.52

     Single-family households …..$2.53

     Commercial, other not utilizing bulk containers …..$2.53

     Commercial, schools, other using ninety-gallon containers (per container) …..$2.67

     Commercial, schools, other using three-hundred-gallon containers (per container) …..$9.25

     Commercial, schools, other using four-yard dumpster (per dumpster) …..$21.39

     Commercial, schools, others using six-yard dumpster (per dumpster) …. $32.13

and

(12) For dumpsters, the rates are as follows: …..

     a. Four-yard, once a week, per month …..$245.99

     b. Four-yard, additional pick-up, per week, per month …..$245.99

     c. Extra one-time pick-up, each …..$59.36

     d. Six-yard, once a week, per month …..$361.32

     e. Six-yard, additional pick-up, per week, per month …..$361.32

     f. Extra one-time pick-up, each …..$84.82

Section 11-22. Billing.

When the water service is discontinued at the request of the owner the charge shall be thirteen dollars and forty one cents ($ 13.41) per month for each living unit or business. The garbage and trash collection and disposal standby charge, as set forth herein, shall be billed and become payable on the same dates as regular water service billings. If the garbage and trash collection and disposal service charge becomes delinquent, water service shall not be restored until said delinquent charges are paid in full.

Section 11-23. Special Pick-up.

a) Any accumulation of trash that cannot be placed in three (3) thirty-two gallon containers twice a week, or equivalent, in accordance with this article, shall be picked up by the city, with or without notification by the owner or occupant of each living unit. An additional fee shall be charged according to the size of the load, which shall be billed as an additional charge on the utility bill. A single pick-up item shall be  twenty six dollars ($26.00) and a white goods pick-up shall be fifty two dollars ($ 52.00). All white goods doors shall be removed before being set out for collection. Other larger loads, including yard waste exceeding six (6) feet by three (3) feet by three ( 3) feet (two (2) cubic yards) shall be based on the size and type of equipment required to load and haul the trash. Vehicle tires shall be twenty six dollars ($ 26.00) per tire; car batteries shall be fourteen dollars and fifty cents ($ 14.50) per battery. Twenty pound bottled gas cylinders shall be  twenty six dollars ($ 26.00) and shall not be picked up unless they are empty. No Trash shall be allowed to accumulate for a period of longer than seventy-two (72) hours.