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The City of Camden currently bills for utility services on the 4th and the 20th of the month. Utility bills date the 4th of the month are due and payable without penalty by the 20th of the month. Utility bills dated the 20th of the month are due and payable without penalty by the 4th of the month. A 5% penalty is charged for all amounts not paid by their due date. Any balance not paid by 5:00 p.m. the day before the cut off date is subject to a $20.00 service charge in addition to disconnection of service.
The City of Camden does offer a level billing plan to help plan your utility budget needs. Contact a customer service representative for further information.
1. Camden City Hall 1000 Lyttleton Street Finance Department
2. Camden City Hall 1000 Lyttleton Street Drive Up Night Deposit Drop Box - located at the parking lot entrance
3. Camden City Hall 1000 Lyttleton Street Night Deposit Drop Box - located on the porch entrance to the City Finance Dept.
4. U.S. Postal Service
5. Automatic Bank Draft**
6. Online at www.cityofcamden.org
**Advantages to Automatic Bank Draft:
No waiting in lines - saves time
No check to remember to write
Saves money - free service
No envelope or stamp required
Receive monthly bill as usual
Drafted on Due Date
The Customer Service/Utility Billing Department is located at 1000 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020. This department is responsible for the billing and collection of all utility bills. All requests for utility service on residential and commercial customers start here, along with business license requests and payment of building permits.
1. Where are you located?
1000 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020
2. What are your hours?
8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
3. How do I get residential power?
You will need to come into the Customer Service Office at City Hall and apply in person. The following information is required:
Name of person requesting service
Date service requested
Social Security Number
Drivers license or picture ID
Name of spouse/partner
Copy of Lease/Rental Agreement if Renting
Copy of Proof of Ownership if Purchasing
4. Is there a service charge?
Yes, a fee of $15.00 is required at the time of service request.
5. Is a deposit required?
A refundable deposit in the amount of $250.00 is required on all non-owner occupied residential locations. The deposit is applied to the account at the time of final billing and any refunds due are then mailed to the customer's last known address.
6. How often is my meter read?
7. How often is my account billed?
8. How long does it take to have services connected?
If application for service is made prior to 2:00 p.m. for residential service then connection can usually be made the same day. Any requests for service after 2:00 p.m. is done the next working day. Commercial service requires 3-5 business days to connect.
9. How do I apply for commercial service?
Application must be made at City Hall. Requirements for identification are the same as residential accounts. Commercial accounts are also required to complete an electric load profile questionnaire and a water survey questionnaire.
10. Is a deposit required on commercial accounts?
Yes. Deposit amounts will vary depending upon prior billing history of location. Contact customer service for the deposit amount.
11. What methods of payments do you accept?
Cash, check, debit/credit card or money order. There is a 2.5% convenience fee for all debit or credit card transactions.
12. Do you have online bill pay?
Yes. You can review, print and pay your utility bill online at: www.cityofcamden.org. We accept checks and debit/credit cards online. The 2.5% convenience fee for debit/credit cards also applies to online payments.