Utility Billing

A service unit of the Public Utilities Department

Water, sewer, solid waste, and stormwater utility services are billed by the Customer Care and Billing Division of the Public Utilities Department.

The Customer Care and Billing Division of the Public Utilities Department serves 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.

Contact Us

Effective July 1, 2019

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

In person: 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

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Make a Payment

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

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

  • Pay your bill
  • Update account information
  • Enroll in AutoPay
  • Enroll in E-Bill
  • View current & past bills
  • Review financial and usage history

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Start or Stop Utility Services

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

  • Start new utilities account or transfer services
  • 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 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

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

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

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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