Utility Customer Service

**In person bill payment & permitting services are temporarily closed
at the Michael B. Coleman Government Center, 111 N. Front Street.** After-hours Drop Box is available with free short-term parking in the garage across Long Street. 

Please report utility repair needs to the 311 Center online or call 614-645-8276 (weekdays 7 am - 6 pm). 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.

Reduce Your Bill and Financial Assistance

Reduce Your Bill and Financial Assistance Whether through temporary financial assistance, discount programs or conservation, there are many ways to reduce your bill and we offer payment arrangements. Income-based & senior discount programs are offered as well as information to reduce utility bills through home energy audits, conservation, high bill investigation & more. Even using Com-Til mulch can help.  - learn more

Request a Special Payment Plan for Your City Utility Bill

Request a Special Payment Plan for Your City Utility Bill Now you can apply directly online to request a Special Payment Plan (SPP) on your City utility bills. You may request an extension of one to three months on your current charges. - learn more

Holiday Reminder

Holiday Reminder Do Not Pour Cooking Oils & Grease Down the Drain after Preparing Meals. Fats, oils & grease (FOG) can clog sewers, resulting in basement backups & costly repairs. Learn how to properly dispose of grease or reuse it.  - learn more

Consumer Alert - Payment, ID Badges, Collections and More

Consumer Alert - Payment, ID Badges, Collections and More 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. In addition, be aware of third party companies that charge additional fees to process payments to utility companies. - 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

Customer Portal & Paperless Billing Options

Customer Portal & Paperless Billing Options Visit our Customer Portal to sign up for eBill, pay online with a check or credit card, auto pay and more. Returning portal customers must re-register (including reestablishing auto-pay) due to a new vendor.  - learn more

Fall Topics

Fall Topics Learn about: mulching your garden for winter with Com-Til, keeping storm drains clear, proper yard waste disposal, cool weather energy savings, what to do if your pipes freeze (& how to prevent it), water main breaks & more.  - 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 an 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.
Residential Services Brochure
Commercial/Industrial Brochure
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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

Citywide Street Lighting

Citywide Street Lighting To report an existing streetlight outage online, visit the 311 Center or call 614-645-3111 (weekdays 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.) Information about street lighting options. - 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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Sustainable Steps

Sustainable Steps Sign up today! Help Sustainable Steps perform 30,000 home energy audits to help save energy and money in your home.  Sustainable Steps is the City's innovative and ambitious climate action plan to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. - 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. Simple steps you can take at home 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

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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