Posted on: December 31, 2018

Furloughed, unpaid federal employees eligible for AB utility payment assistance

Jan. 24, 2019

The City of Atlantic Beach announced today that it will offer a payment assistance program for Atlantic Beach water and sewer utility customers who are federal government employees who are not being paid because of the government shutdown. 

Furloughed federal employees and those who are working without pay will qualify for deferral of water and sewer utility payments for the duration of the government shutdown, plus an additional 60 days following its conclusion. This will provide utility customers some time following the shutdown to get back on their feet financially. While payments are on delay, no late fees or charges will be assessed.

To take part in the payment deferral program, you must be a federally employed Atlantic Beach water and sewer utility customers and complete the application online at You will be asked to verify your status with a federal employee ID or pay stub.

Special note: This special program only pertains to the federal government shutdown that began Dec. 22, 2018.

For more information about the program, contact Jim Perkins at 904-247-5811 or by email at

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