Utility Billing

The City bills property owners bimonthly for a flat rate sewer fee. The sewer fee is mandatory and is assessed to all residences and businesses connected to City sewer and/or located in Priority Area One.

Effective July 1, 2005, the sewer fee is $62 bimonthly. The amount of the fee is set by City Council. It is not based on water usage/consumption.

Effective July 1, 2007 In addition to the flat rate fee, businesses are assessed a consumption fee calculated at $1.75 per 100 cubic feet of water used.

Who is Charged
According to City Ordinances, the charges shall be billed to the property owner of record on the last day of the bimonthly assessment. The property owner of record is determined by the recorded deed information in York County.

Assessment
Sewer fees, like real estate taxes, are assessed to the property and should be prorated at closing for any property transfers. Unpaid sewer fees remain with the property and will be billed to the new property owner.

Authorization to Bill Tenants Form
As a courtesy to owners, utility bills for residential property only can be sent to a renter if the property owner completes an Authorization to Bill Tenants Form (PDF) and return the form to the City Finance Department.

Payments Due
Utility charges are applied on the first day of the bimonthly assessment and payment is due in the Treasurer's Office by the due date stated on the bill. The first days of the bimonthly assessment are:
  • February 1
  • April 1
  • June 1
  • August 1
  • October 1
  • December 1
Utility bills are mailed out during the first week of the bimonthly assessment.

Penalty Fee
Accounts with unpaid balances after the bill due date are charged a $5 penalty fee. Interest is assessed on the unpaid sewer balance at a rate of 1% per month.

Account Status & Questions
For information on the status of an account, questions concerning your bills, please call the Finance Department at 757-868-3030.