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Where can I pay my utility bill?

Category: Utility General

Washoe County offers several payment options for Utility accounts:

  1. Pay online - Use this option to make one-time only payment.  This requires the first eight digits of your account number as well as your billing zip code. Pay with a credit card, debit card, or E-check.  Do not use this option if setting up recurring payments.
  2. Recurring Payment - Use this option to make a payment and set up your future recurring payments with a credit card or debit card.  Requires full 16 digit account number and billing zip code.  Setup Recurring billing with a credit card or debit card.
  3. Direct charge to your checking account - EFT checking accounts
  4. Traditional payment method - the usual monthly customer billing

Billing Schedules/Payment Methods

Washoe County bills its Utility customers on a monthly basis for the prior month`s service. Billing is done at the end of each month. Bills usually reach the customers within three days of mailing. If you have not received your bill, please call (775) 954-4601. Any questions regarding your bill, rates for services, etc., should also be directed to that number.

Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT)

We offer a number of electronic fund transfer payment options. You can pay online, as noted above.   You can also pay with an EFT by contacting our office at (775) 954-4601, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or you can establish an EFT agreement that authorizes the Washoe County Treasurer to debit your checking account for sewer charges on a monthly basis.  If preferred, you may also make a credit card payment in person by visiting our office at 1001 EAST NINTH STREET, BUILDING A, RENO. Credit cards are charged on the date of debit. Checking account charges appear on your checking account approximately 13 days after receiving a monthly invoice.

Traditional Payment Methods

Your payments may be made by check or money order and sent to the Washoe County Treasurer`s Office, P.O. Box 30085, Reno, Nevada 89520-3030, by the due date shown on the bill. Please use the envelope provided in your billing and enclose the payment stub. If you prefer to pay in cash, you may bring your payment in to the Washoe County Treasurer`s Office, 1001 East Ninth Street, Reno, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Washoe County also has a payment drop box at 1001 E. 9th Street, Reno.

Payments received after the due date will be assessed a late payment processing fee of 1.5 percent of the outstanding balance plus a handling fee of $4.00. Utility payments which are 30 days or more late will result in terminated service after the customer has been notified by mail. If you receive such a notice, and you have mailed your payment, please call (775) 954-4601 to verify that your payment has been received.

If service is turned off for non-payment, a disconnection/reconnection charge of $100.00 will be levied. Please be aware that a property owner is ultimately responsible for non-payment of utility bills and that until paid, all utility charges constitute a perpetual lien on and against the property served.

Updated 1/8/2018 10:06 AM
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