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Utility bills are due to be paid by or before the 15th of each month. If the 15th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, utility bills will be due on the next business day AFTER the 15th.
We offer drinking water, wastewater, residential yard waste (leaves/limbs) and garbage/recycling utilities
Residential deposits for property renters:
Residential deposits for property owners:
Deposits for businesses (please not: trash/recycle service is NOT available with business service):
*All deposits MUST be paid BEFORE water will be turned on.
Our online account inquiry and payment system allows access 24 hours a day.
The online bill pay offers one time payments or recurring autopay using your debit/credit card.
You will need your account number and customer number/pin to access your online account information. Both numbers are found in the upper right hand corner of your billing statement. If you set up your account for recurring autopay, you will assign a personal password to your account.
Auto Draft payments are available by completing the Bank Draft Authorization Form and including a “void” check for confirmation.
Auto Draft and Auto Bill Pay with credit cards are both drafted the 15th (due date) of each month.
Our drive through located at City Hall is available 24 hours and 7 days a week in order to drop off your payment. Do not deposit cash into the drop box.
Pay your bill in person at City Hall between the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding recognized holidays.
City Hall is located at 201 E Walnut.
All customers wanting to set up utility service with The City of Decatur must first complete an application for new service and complete a Water Service Agreement in person at the Decatur City Hall.
Applications for new service are accepted in person at City Hall.
Applicants are required to present a lease agreement or closing or tax documents at the time the application is submitted.
You should bring a valid picture identification such as an unexpired drivers license - It must be your ID not someone else’s ID.
A printable version of the application is available on the website that can be printed and completed before your visit to City Hall.
The due date is the same for all customers on the 15th of each month.
Payments are due by the 15th of the month. Accounts not paid in full by the due date will accrue a 10% penalty on the next business day.
If an account is unpaid for 30 days, the account is subject to disconnect. Reconnects are scheduled only after the customer has paid the account in full including the reconnect fees.
A payment made with a bad check, closed account on auto pay or declined auto pay credit cards will be treated the same as a non-payment. A handling fee of $25 may apply and is payable in cash, money order, or cashier's check on all returned checks and non payment auto drafts.
All delinquent accounts will be submitted to the law firm of McCreary, Veselsa, Bragg & Allen P C for collection.
Please contact City Hall at 940.393.0200 and we will arrange for your water to be turned off at the City's meter by trained personnel. Please do not attempt to turn off the water yourself.
The City is responsible for repairing City water meters and all pipes leading to the meter from the municipal water supply. Water pipes from the water meter to the building are the responsibility of the property owner.
Please complete a Utility Billing Service Agreement with the updated information and submit to City Hall.
Documentation of changes may be required.
Valid utility accounts are to be held in the name of the responsible party living at the residence. Accounts can not be held in the name of a deceased person.
Final Account requests are not accepted by telephone. In order to discontinue services a Final Account form will need to be completed and signed in person or completed, signed then faxed (940.393.0201) or emailed (email@example.com) to the utility billing office.
All disconnect requests submitted by fax or email must be signed by the primary account holder and include a copy of the primary account holder's driver's license.
Grass, leaves, plants and small cuttings placed in bags. Maximum weight should not exceed 30 pounds per bundle. Dirt and mulch are not accepted.
Limbs are limited to four (4) feet in length or less and not over six (6) inches in diameter.
If you contract trimming or tree removal services, check and see if haul away charges are included in their charges. Make sure you have a plan for disposal when trimming and removing trees from your property.
Tree stumps, roots or shrubs with root balls, dirt, soil pallets, fencing and concrete are not accepted.