In the event that you have been underbilled for utilities, such as receiving sanitation and/or water and sewer services from the City before establishing an active utilities account, please note that you are still responsible for paying those charges for services rendered.
The City will issue you a “back-bill”, which represents charges not previously billed, for services that were delivered to you before the current billing cycle and prior to the establishment of your utilities account.
The City is authorized per the Revenue Ordinance to issue a back-bill for up to “a period of 3 years prior to date of discovery and correction of the [billing] error.” (City of Savannah Revenue Ordinance, Article U. Utility Service Fees, Section 12. BILLING OF UNDERPAYMENT; REFUND OF OVERPAYMENT)