Utility Billing Services

Water, sewer, solid waste and stormwater utility services are billed by the Utility Billing Services Division

Last updated Dec. 29, 2015 - 12:06 pm
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The Utility Billing Division services approximately 188,000 customers in Raleigh, Garner, Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon. Accounts are billed monthly. Bills are sent to customers electronically or by mail.

Make a Payment

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Various methods are available for making utility payments to the City of Raleigh. Choose the one that is most convenient for you.

  • Pay Online
  • AutoPay
  • Pay by Phone
  • Pay by Mail
  • Pay in Person
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Manage Your Utility Account Online

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With Utility Billing Online Services, it is easy to manage your City of Raleigh utility account online. At your convenience, you can quickly:

  • Update account information
  • View current & past bills
  • Pay your bill
  • Review financial and usage history
  • Enroll in E-Bill
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Start or Stop Utility Services

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Moving in? Moving out? New construction ready for Meter Set?

  • Start a new utilities account
  • Stop utilities service and request a final bill
  • Meter Sets - New form is now available for Builders/Contractors
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Explain My Bill


Your utility bill contains important and helpful information. You need to know where to find the information on your bill, and what it means to you.

Select section-by-section explanations on the interactive utility bill.

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Rates, Deposits & Other Charges

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Raleigh, Garner, Rolesville, Knightdale, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon

  • Tiered Rates
  • Water and Waste Water (Sewer) Administrative Charges
  • Watershed Protection Fees
  • Infrastructure Replacement Charges
  • Raleigh Solid Waste & Recycling Rates
  • Raleigh Stormwater Fees
  • Deposits & Other Charges
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Landlord Program

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The Landlord Program transfers utility services to the landlord's account between tenants. This program is designed for landlords, rental agencies, management companies, and apartment complexes to ensure no service interruption when a tenant moves out. Service initiation fees are waived for participating landlords.

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Past Due/Delinquent Account

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If your City of Raleigh utility account becomes delinquent, there will be additional fees and your water service may be disconnected at your expense.

Learn how to avoid this situation, and what to do (and what not to do) if your service is disconnected.

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Payment Plans

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Do you need more time to pay your City of Raleigh utility bill?

As a courtesy to customers with unpaid balances, the City of Raleigh Utility Billing Division may grant up to two (2) payment plans per account per 12-month period. Find out if you qualify.

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Meter Tampering

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Meter tampering is a criminal offense. Per North Carolina General Statute 14-151.1, it is illegal for any unauthorized person to alter, tamper with, relocate, willfully damage, or bypass a water meter. It is also illegal for any unauthorized person to reconnect a water meter after City of Raleigh personnel have disconnected it.

In addition to facing criminal charges, violators will be charged a $100 Meter Tampering Charge and may be assessed $500 in Civil Penalties for each incident.

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Leak Adjustments

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Water and sewer charges may be eligible for an adjustment for leaks on the customer's side of the meter. Review the leak adjustment guidelines to determine if you may qualify.

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Common Questions

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Do you have questions?

Check our Common Questions section where the most frequently asked questions and answers related to Utility Billing Services can be found.

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Contact Utility Billing Services

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Online Services and an Automated Voice Response phone system are available for your convenience.

Contact Utility Billing Services by email, or during regular business hours (Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm) call 919-996-3245 or come in person to the Revenue Services Counter located at the Raleigh Municipal Building complex at 222 W. Hargett Street. Specially trained Account Managers will respond to your service requests and inquiries.

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