Your bill includes charges for your City of Austin utility services. Depending on where you live, it can include charges for drainage, electricity, solid waste, street service, wastewater, and water.
When We Must Receive Payments
Your payment must be received on or before the due date on the bill. A good payment record is required in order for you to get your deposit back.
Payments received after the due date will incur a 5% penalty. The penalty will be calculated using the water, wastewater, and electric portions of the current bill. Penalties for residential customers are temporarily suspended due to utility bill relief measures.
Customer payment standards are documented in City of Austin Code, Section 15-9-75.
Learn more about the City of Austin's utility bill relief measures for residential customers who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of Winter Storm Uri or COVID-19.
Where and How to Pay Your Bill
The City of Austin offers a variety of payment options so you can pay your bill conveniently:
Register and login to the City of Austin Utilities Online Customer Care website to pay online.
Pay anytime, day or night. Use Quick Payment on the phone or online. There is a convenience fee for using this option.
Send a personal check, cashier's check, or money order to pay by mail.
Visit one of our Utility Service Centers, an authorized pay station, or community drop boxes.
Have your bill automatically drafted from your bank account.
Take more time to pay off a past-due balance to keep your utility account in good standing.
Customer Assistance Programs
If you are having financial trouble that is making it hard to pay your utility bill, you may want to find out about our Customer Assistance Programs.
Have Questions or Need Help?
Call Customer Care at 512-494-9400 to speak to a representative.
- Pay approximately the same amount each month with Budget Billing
- Get details for service reconnection
- Check eligibility requirements for Customer Assistance Programs