Customer Care and Billing

A service unit of the Public Utilities Department

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We are committed to excellent customer service through these convenient options:

Contact Us

Effective June 1, 2020

Online Services are available for your convenience 24 hours/7 days a week.

Contact Customer Care and Billing by email.

Call 919-996-3245 24 hours/7 days a week to use the automated system to obtain your account information or pay by phone.

Speak to a customer service agent at 919-996-3245 

Monday - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

In person at City of Raleigh Municipal Building – 1st Floor Lobby, 222 W. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Monday - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday - 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fax 919-996-1813

Legal Name Changes

To request an update to the name on an existing account due to a legal name change, please contact a Customer Service Representative by email or call 919-996-3245 for assistance.

You may be asked to provide the following:

  • Utility account number and/or service address
  • Current name on account
  • Identifying information - Social Security Number, Driver's License, etc.
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Legal document to support name change
  • Effective date of the change

If the Account Holder is Deceased...

It is unlawful to retain a utility account in the name of a deceased person.

The account must be closed and a new account opened in the name of the responsible party (i.e., the surviving spouse or family member, an estate or trust, etc.).

In addition to the items listed above, you may be asked to provide copies of:

  • Death certificate
  • Court documents
  • Testamentary letter
  • Any other affidavit or document from the court that verifies that an estate exists and/or designates the executor's name and address

A deposit of $50 may still be required.  However, the service initiation fee of $50 for the new account will be waived in this circumstance.

Questions about Your Utility Bill?

You're probably not alone.  Many customers have the same questions.

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions for answers to the questions we receive most often.

If you don't find your answer here, we will be happy to assist you.

Email Customer Care and Billing or call 919-996-3245

Assistance Provided

We provide assistance in the following areas:

Related Services

We handle service requests and customer inquiries regarding utility billing, Public Utilities and Solid Waste Services. 

  • For more information regarding Public Utilities Administration, Water Plant, Resource Recovery Plant, Reuse, Construction, Sewer Maintenance, Water Distribution, Meter Operations and Warehouse, visit Public Utilities.
  • Questions concerning permit fees for installation of water lines for new construction should be directed to the Development Services Customer Service Center at 919-996-2500.
  • For more information regarding stormwater fees, see Stormwater Utility Fee.
  • For more information regarding solid waste services and charges, see Solid Waste Services.

        Water Conservation

        All City of Raleigh water customers are under Permanent Conservation Measures. These measures include actions that are both mandatory and voluntary. Restrictions apply to everyday water usage and will not change unless we enter more stringent water conservation stages.

        The City Council of Raleigh redefined mandatory water conservation triggers on August 7, 2012 by adoption of Ordinance 2012-97.

        Learn More about Water Conservation

        Your Experience with Us

        Customer Care and Billing strives to provide excellent service to our residents and customers at every opportunity.  

        If you recently contacted us, please complete this short online Customer Satisfaction Survey to let us know about your experience and how well we met your expectations. Tell us what we did right, what we could have done better, and how we handled our contact with you overall.  

        We want to hear from you.



        Email Customer Care and Billing or call 919-996-3245

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