Utilities

City offices are currently closed to the public in compliance with WA State requirements related to the COVID-19 public health emergency Online and phone-in payment service fees are temporarily waived.  

If you have questions about your utility bill or service, we are happy to assist you. Please contact us by phone at 360-342-5002 or by using our online request form.

Utility Bill Relief During COVID-19 Emergency

The City of Battle Ground is taking the following actions to provide utility bill relief during the COV-19 public health emergency:

  • Water will not be disconnected for non-payment for any customer through October 15, 2020.
  • Late payment fees assessed during the declared emergency are waived through October 15, 2020.
  • Online and phone-in payment service fees are temporarily waived though October 31, 2020.
  • Customers who have experienced adverse financial impacts related to COVID-19 may apply for a flexible payment plan. The plan allows unpaid balances incurred during the public health emergency to be paid over a 6-month period.  Contact us online or at 360-342-5002 for more information or to apply.

Governor Inslee has issued Proclamation 20-23.8, pertaining to Utility Ratepayer Assistance and Preservation of Essential Services. The City of Battle Ground is committed to keeping our customers connected to essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. If you are experiencing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for support, including long-term payment arrangements or bill assistance. This Proclamation does not relieve customers from the obligation to pay for utility services.

Washington State contact for bill assistance information: Utilities and Transportation Commission Consumer Hotline: 1-888-333-WUTC (9882) or consumer@utc.wa.gov.

Your Utilities Account Manager

The Utilities Account Manager is an online tool that allows you to

  • View Your bill online
  • Pay your bill online (with associated service fee*)
  • Update your account information

Payment Options

There are several options for paying your utility bill:

  • Drop Box
    A payment drop box is located outside City Hall at 109 SW 1st Street. Envelopes are available at the drop box for depositing your check payments. The remittance stub on the bottom of the bill must be remitted with your payment.
  • Mail-in Payment
    Payments by check can be mailed in the envelope enclosed with your utility statement. The remittance stub on the bottom of the bill must be remitted with your payment.
  • Direct-Pay
    Customers sign up for this automatic payment option with the city. On the 20th of each month, the city deducts the outstanding utility balance from the customer’s authorized bank account. There is no service fee for this payment option.
  • Bank Bill Pay
    Customers sign up for this option with their banking institution to schedule auto payments. Although funds are deducted directly from the customer’s bank account on the date scheduled, there is a lag before the city receives these funds. It is recommended the payment date is scheduled at least five (5) business days before the utility payment is due to the city.
  • Utility Counter
    The utility counter at city hall receipts payments Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cash, check, or credit/debit card payments are accepted. Credit/Debit card transactions are charged a 2.5% service fee*
  • Website Payment
    An online payment option is available through the utilities account manager page. There is a 2.5% service fee* for credit/debit card transactions and a $1.25 service fee* for an eCheck transaction.
  • Telephone Payment
    Payment by credit/debit card can be made by calling the city’s IVR (Interactive Voice Response) system at 833-208-7231.  There is a 2.5% service fee* for credit/debit transactions.

*Service Fees are charged and collected by the debit/credit card and eCheck processor, not by the City of Battle Ground.