The City of Stockton provides monthly billing services for the combined utilities of water, sewer, stormwater, and garbage collection to locations in our water service area.
Billing dates and associated delinquent dates are determined by property location and meter reading schedule based on geographical areas. All meters in an area are read at approximately the same time each month, and accounts are then billed.
City utility bills are due 18 days from the bill date and delinquent if not paid within 25 days of the bill date. Postmark date will not be considered proof of payment.
A deposit may be required to establish service, based upon the applicant's creditworthiness. By state law, the deposit is equal to 2.5 times the average monthly water bill. The amount is reviewed annually; see City Fee Schedule.
A deposit may be required on an active utility account if monthly bills not paid by the due date or if a payment is returned. Failure to pay the deposit is considered the same as failure to pay for water service.
Starting March 7, 2019, City utility bills that do not include water service must be in the name of the property owner.
Delinquent notices will be mailed on past due accounts approximately 10 days after the account is past due. If the account remains unpaid, a final termination notice is mailed to the service address approximately 5 days prior to water service being turned off.
Water, sewer and stormwater services are considered "ready to use" and will be billed monthly as long as the utility account is open. Only water consumption is based on usage.
If water service is turned off for non-payment, water will not be restored or provided to that customer at another address until the amount of all delinquent bills, charges and fees, deposit (if required), and field charge have been paid in full in our office at City Hall.
No checks will be accepted to restore service turned off for non-payment. Accounts shut off for non-payment paid in full after 4 pm will be restored on the next business day.
When a customer requests to close a utility account, a service person will be sent on the date requested to read the meter and turn off the water service. A final or closing bill will be sent to the customer approximately 3 weeks after the closing date.
If the customer has opened another account at a different location in the City of Stockton service area, every attempt will be made to apply any charges due or credit refunds from the final bill to the new account.
If the customer has not opened a new City of Stockton utility account and is due a credit refund, the check should be mailed to the forwarding address provided by the customer approximately 4-6 weeks following the final bill date.
For more about utility bills, accounts and charges, please refer to the Municipal Utilities Department's Water Fees and Regulations in the City Fee Schedule or call Utility Billing Customer Service during business hours.
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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 3/11/2019