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Utility Billing

​ Convenient Payment Options

Customers may pay their bill using cash, check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmericanExpress), in-person at City Hall, or by using the following convenient payment options:

Enroll in Paperless Billing

At no cost, utility customers may enroll in paperless billing. This service will not be available for renters unless enrolled in Auto Pay.  Once enrolled, statements will arrive by email notification only. Only one account may be enrolled at a time.  Owners of multiple properties and property management firms may contact the Finance department directly at (360) 778-8010 to enroll in the program.

Turning On and Off Service

Rates

Current Rates:

Reduced Rates

Review the Reduced Utility Rate information if you are a senior over age 62 or person with a disability on a limited income. The City also offers reduced rates to agencies providing affordable housing for low income households. Agencies must be nonprofits or the Bellingham Housing Authority, and the reduced rate is only available for low-income housing where rents are restricted by a federal, state or city housing program for households earning less than 60 percent (60%) of area median income. See BMC 15.04.070(C).

Surface and Stormwater Fee Reduction

The City of Bellingham recognizes that some property owners have constructed private on-site stormwater quality and quantity mitigation facilities ("facilities"), which may aid the City in controlling the overall effects of stormwater pollution and those other problems. Properties or portions of properties with facilities that meet certain criteria, and to the City's satisfaction, shall receive a reduction from the monthly fee charged. For detailed information see City of Bellingham Municipal Code15.16.040 - Exemption, Credits and Adjustments. If you think you qualify for a fee reduction, fill out the Fee Reduction Application (PDF).

Account Adjustments

If you require an account adjustment due to a leak, please use the following form: 

More Information

For more information on a specific utility, please visit the sections below: