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Walk-in Payment Office:
Michael B. Coleman
Government Center
111 N. Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Free short-term Parking (garage across Long St)
After-hours Drop Box Available
Directions to Payment & Permit Offices
Phone: 614-645-8276
Weekdays 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
E-Mail: utilityleadrep@columbus.gov


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Utility Customer Service

Please report utility repair needs to the 311 Center online or call by calling 614-645-3111 (weekdays 7am - 6pm); or call 614-645-8276 (weekdays 7am - 6pm). For non-business hours emergencies: Water 614-645-7788; Sewer 614-645-7102; Power 614-645-7627. View the Contact Directory for description of emergencies.

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Other Payment Locations               Rates, Fees & Connection Charges - includes a list of average costs

High Call Volume Causing Longer Wait Times

High Call Volume Causing Longer Wait Times The Call Center is experiencing some intermittent periods of higher call volume and longer wait times. Please hold for the next available representative. If you have trouble getting through, please either try again weekdays 7AM to 6PM, email us at utilityleadrep@columbus.gov or use the Customer Portal online. We appreciate your patience. - learn more

Billed Meter Readings

Billed Meter Readings An unusually high or low bill may be the result of an inaccurate reading or based on an estimated reading. Learn how to read your meter, where to find it, and verify your bill. - learn more

Establish New Utility Service

Establish New Utility Service Information on requesting new water, sewer or power service. Contact information for closing accounts, call: 645-8276 weekdays, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - learn more

Reduce Your Bill

Reduce Your Bill Income-based & senior discount programs are offered as well as information to reduce utility bills through conservation, high bill investigation & more. - learn more

Flooding and Water Leak Info

Flooding and Water Leak Info Information and resources for customers experiencing flooding and water leak issues such as: basement or yard flooding; water meter leaks; leaks in the street or at at a hydrant; blocked storm drains causing street flooding &/or ice; safety & cleanup information for basement flooding; how to locate your main water control valve to turn-off during an emergency. - learn more

Payment Relief Program for Power (New)

Payment Relief Program for Power (New) A new Payment Relief Program for City of Columbus Power customers offers a one-time credit of up to $150 to go towards an eligible residential electric bill. Emergency funding is available for a limited time to those having difficulty paying their electric bills or at the point of disconnection.  More info and application- learn more

Find a Certified Contractor

Find a Certified Contractor Authorization is required prior to working on City water or sewer lines. Residents can search the Citizen Portal for approved contractors. Note: DPU does not endorse or recommend any contractor. 
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Rates, Fees, and Connection Charges

Rates, Fees, and Connection Charges

Find current utility rates, charts detail the various service charges and fees associated with connecting to city water, sewers and fire hydrants, rates for power, festival rates & more. Average costs includes what an average bill runs, running toilets & faucets, outdoor watering and filling a swimming pool.  - learn more

DOP Workers

The Hometown Choice for Energy Did you know that you have choice when it comes to your energy provider? Columbus Division of Power is the hometown choice. Use the New Interactive Calculator to estimate how much your monthly electric bill would be with Columbus. Our residential rates are currently lower than the local commercial provider with no hidden fees.
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Citywide Street Lighting

Citywide Street Lighting To report an existing streetlight that needs service, please call 311, 645-3111 or 645-7627. Information about street lighting options. - learn more

Meter Reading & Bill Calculation

Meter Reading & Bill Calculation It is recommended you check the meter and remote reader at least once a year, taking the reading from each device to compare with one another. Learn how to find and read your meter and calculate bills. This is especially useful if you receive an unusually high or low bill. Also, learn where the shut-off valve is; you may need this in an emergency if you have a water leak. - learn more

GreenWorld

Keep It Clean Prevent water pollution through everyday living with simple tips to keep our water clean including a Storm Drain Marker Program. Simple tips cover topics such as: disposal of household hazardous waste, yard waste (including pet waste) and cooking grease; making simple lawn care choices; reducing stormwater runoff; maintaining cars & driveways properly; litter clean-ups & more. - learn more

Announcing Paperless Billing Options

Announcing Paperless Billing Options Visit our Customer Portal to sign up for eBill,pay online with a check or credit card, auto pay and more. - learn more

DPU CSU 111NFront

Bill Payment Center The utility bill payment and permit offices moved to the new Michael B. Coleman Government Center, 111 N. Front Street. Open weekdays 7:30 am - 5 pm with free short-term parking in the garage across Long Street.  - learn more

Consumer Alert

Consumer Alert If someone identifies themselves as a city employee attempting to collect utility bill payment or a water sample, please call your local police department (Columbus: 614-645-4545). Our employees DO NOT collect bill payment in the field or over the phone; they wear a photo ID badge & a city-issued uniform. - learn more

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities If you are interested in protecting our natural resources, get involved in our public education programs. You, your community or school group can participate in stream-bank litter cleanups, invasive plant removal & many other activities that promote awareness & appreciation of our natural waterways. - learn more

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