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Welcome to Port Wentworth, Georgia-the Stand Up For America City! Our goal is to provide useful information to current residents, as well as those who are considering becoming a part of this great community. Please refer to the information below on how to start utility services for your new residence and/or business.
City of Port Wentworth Spanish-speaking employees are available during normal business hours, Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m., to speak with customers who feel more comfortable using Spanish as their first language.
Full color, one-sided, copies are available for only 10¢ per sheet. Black and white copies are 5¢ per page.
The City of Port Wentworth no longer offers faxing services to the general public. This is due to the move to electronic messaging, where documents are scanned and transmitted in digital format. Thus, the hard copy paper method using an actual fax machine has been relinquished. Traditional faxing services are available at our local UPS Store. To learn more click here!
The City of Port Wentworth offers FREE Notary Public Services. Proper identification is required for all notarized documents. For more information on Georgia Notary Public authorities, click here.
Please keep in mind that services will NOT be connected until the necessary deposit amount(s) are received at City Hall. Applications received before 12:00 noon, can typically be connected the same day. After 12:00 noon, services will be connected the following business day.
Water/Sewer/Sanitation Policies & Procedures Booklet 2017
Water/Sewer Rates FY17
For residential customers, the water/sewer deposit is $100. There is also a $75.00 non-refundable trash container fee due at the time of application. Commercial customers are asked to call 912-964-4379 with the building square footage to obtain deposit amounts for water services. Commercial sanitation and recycling pickup options will be discussed at the time of your call.
New Home Search
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Your New Apartment Home
Whether you’re a fitness buff looking for an apartment with a state-of-the-art fitness center and resort-style swimming pool, an entertainment lover seeking a fantastic clubhouse, or a family needing a spacious 3 bedroom apartment at a great price – you can easily find your match in Port Wentworth!
Our School System
The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) is proud of the many Choice Programs offered by the district. As you prepare for the educational journey with your child, please use the list of resources found here to discover the wide range of curriculum choices that will engage your child and prepare him or her for life.
The $100 water/sewer deposit paid at the time of application will be re-applied to the account of the property where the account holder is requesting services to be disconnected. The final utility bill amount will be taken from the $100 deposit and a refund check, if any, will be sent to the account holder. In cases where the $100 deposit is less than the final bill amount, the account holder will be mailed a bill showing the balance owed. Again, the $75 trash container fee is non-refundable. Deposits paid for commercial accounts will be refunded in full.
A disconnection form must be completed whenever a resident or property owner/management company vacates a property within the City of Port Wentworth. This form can be downloaded here or a copy obtained from City Hall. The information listed is used to alert the City to turn off water services and allows the resident to provide a forwarding address where the final bill or refund check can be mailed. Account holders will continue to receive monthly utility bills and accrue charges if a disconnection form is not submitted.
The City of Port Wentworth offers two after-hours drop box locations, on the north side of City Hall and behind the Renasant Bank located on Highway 21 at Highway 30. Payments received after 5:00 p.m. in the drop box at the north side of City Hall and those received after 10:00 a.m. at the drop box behind the Renasant Bank will be posted to your account the following business day. Please do not place cash inside either drop box location.
Personal checks are an acceptable form of payment that may be received in the Water Department inside City Hall and will be processed electronically. Starter checks (checks that require you to hand write your name/address at the top of the check) of any kind will not be accepted.
Red late notices will be mailed to all residents with a past due balance. Past due water/sewer/sanitation accounts will also receive telephone notifications through our automated system. Thus, it is imperative that account holders notify the City of a change in telephone number as soon as possible.
A 10% late penalty charge will be added on accounts not paid by 5:00 p.m. on the last business day of the month. Past due balances are due by 5:00 p.m. on the 14th of the month or payment in full must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the 15th of the month to avoid disconnection. If the 14th or 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, then payment must be received the preceding business day by 5:00 p.m.
A $50.00 disconnection fee will be assessed to accounts that are disconnected for nonpayment or returned check.
The Water Department is located inside City Hall. Residents may pay their utility bill during normal business hours Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Customers may also view and pay utility bills here. Customers with a registered account will be able to view their latest water/sewer/sanitation bill and payment/billing history.
Residents also have the option to sign up for Automatic Bill Payment (ACH Drafts), which authorizes automatic withdraws for the total amount of your utility bill from your checking or savings account on the 15th of each month. The ACH Draft Form is available here.
Major credit/debit cards, personal checks for electronic processing and cash are all acceptable forms of payment for starting new services and paying your monthly utility bill in our office. The City of Port Wentworth does not accept American Express.
A $25.00 service fee will be applied to utility accounts if payment is returned for any reason; including returned checks, declined Automatic Payments (ACH Drafts), stop payments on checks, closed accounts, and credit/debit card charge backs. Water services will also be disconnected AND a $50.00 disconnection fee will be added to the account.
In order to have services restored, the amount of the check AND the additional $25.00 fee must be paid in the form of cash or credit/debit card. Customers with two returned payments will be required to pay their utility bills with cash or credit/debit cards.
For water or sewer emergencies that occur after 5:00 p.m., that are not related to billing, such as a sewer back up or a main water line break, please call the Emergency After-hours number at 912-964-4379.
Outdoor water use may occur only on scheduled days within the hours of midnight to 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to midnight.
Odd-numbered addresses are Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday; Even-numbered addresses are Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The use of outdoor water is NOT permissible between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and No watering is allowed on Fridays.
Water meters are the property of the City of Port Wentworth. Tampering with the meter may result in a citation with fines up to $1,000.00.
Sanitation services for residential and commercial properties, located within the City of Port Wentworth, are provided by Republic Services. Curbside pickup is offered twice a week for residential homes and up to four times a week for commercial dwellings. Collection days are determined by street names for both residential and commercial locations.
Click here to view pick up days for household garbage collection.
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At Republic Services, we are passionate about what we do because we are passionate about you – our customer. Every day, we strive to make your world and our planet better. We are committed to providing reliable and responsible recycling and waste disposal services to you because we know our efforts have a direct impact on your homes, your communities, and your businesses.
As we serve residential, municipal, commercial, and industrial customers nationwide, we are dedicated to bringing you dependable solutions for your recycling and waste challenges. We are committed to on-time service for your needs while bringing positive changes to the environment in ways such as expanding our recycling offerings, responsibly handling your waste, and adding low-emissions vehicles to our fleet. We make it our priority to find new and innovative ways to best serve our customers, minimize environmental impact and make our planet better.
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Garbage Collection Schedule By Street Name
Mon & Thurs Garbage Collection Schedule (Magnet)
Tues & Fri Garbage Collection Schedule (Magnet)
Georgia Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Act
West Chatham Solid Waste Plan
New Georgia residents should apply for a Georgia driver's license within 30 days of establishing residency. The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) issues driver's licenses through its facility on 1117 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, Georgia 31406. All Customer Service Centers can transfer an out-of-state license to a Georgia driver license.
To learn more, click here to visit the Georgia Department of Driver Services website.
The registration and tag office for Savannah-Chatham County residents is located at 1145 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, Georgia 31406. This office does not handle driver license transactions or questions.
305 South Coastal Highway
Port Wentworth, Georgia 31407
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Monday through Friday
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