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Contact the Finance Department (Utilities counter):
Chowchilla City Hall130 S Second StreetChowchilla, CA 93610
Regular business hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal and state holidays).
You may view and download the Utility Account Sign-Up (PDF), or obtain one from the Finance Department in City Hall, or call 559-665-8615, ext. 783 to have an application faxed or mailed to you. Once you have completed the application, bring it to the Finance Department, along with the following items: rental/lease agreement or escrow closing statement, a copy of your drivers license, passport with picture ID, or California ID card.
After the Finance Department accepts your application, be prepared to pay a security deposit for service per current fee schedule. For more information on this, call the Finance Department at 559-665-8615, extension 783.
Monthly payments may be mailed to:
Chowchilla City Hall
Attn: Finance Department130 S Second StreetChowchilla CA 93610
Payments can be made in-person inside City Hall during regular business hours.
After regular business hours payments can be placed into the drop box located on the wall of City Hall to the right of the front entrance. Do not leave cash in the drop box.
Cash, checks, money orders and Visa or MasterCard are accepted. Online bill payment is now available, view the Xpress Bill Pay website to sign up for online service.
The City billing system is set up to bill you for the prior month. For example, on March 1, you will receive a bill for February services. You have until March 19 to pay your bill. If March 19 falls on a weekend, the bill is due by the end of business the following business day. After that, a 10% penalty will be applied to your account.
If you are unable to pay your bill, please call us at 559-665-8615, ext. 783, or come to the Finance Department at City Hall to discuss the status of payment options.
If your water service has been shut off due to non-payment, you must bring your account to current status before service reconnection can occur. Contact the Finance Department at 559-665-8615, extension 783 to find out the steps you need to follow.
In order to terminate or make changes to your water, sewer and garbage service, the request must be made in writing by the account holder. You may view and download the Utility Account Closure Form (PDF), or obtain one by visiting the Finance Department utilities counter, or call them at 559-665-8615, ext. 783 to have a form faxed or mailed to you. The account holder remains responsible for the monthly utility services until notification is received from them.
Please refer to the Chowchilla Municipal Code Chapter 13.16 page.