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Walk-in Payment Office:
Temporarily Closed

After-hours Drop Box Available: 
111 N. Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Free short-term Parking
(garage across Long St) 
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Public Utilities Customer Service Phone:
614-645-8276
Weekdays 7 am - 6 pm
Email: 
utilityleadrep@columbus.gov 


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**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.PayBillsLogo

Payment / Customer Portal & Paperless Billing  
Other Payment Locations
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Rates, Fees & Connection Charges - includes average costs
Discount Programs Apply Online (New)

 

Delinquency turn-offs on hold until Further Notice

Delinquency turn-offs on hold until Further Notice Delinquency turn-offs are on hold. The Department of Public Utilities has suspended shutoff of water and electric service  for delinquent bills. The policy will be reevaluated at a later date. - learn more

Flooding and Water Leak Info

Flooding and Water Leak Info Information and resources (including basement backup prevention devices) for customers experiencing flooding and water leak issues such as: basement or yard flooding; water meter leaks; leaks in the street or 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

Do Not Flush - No Wipes in the Pipes

Do Not Flush - No Wipes in the Pipes Remember, no wipes in the pipes! Only toilet paper is truly flushable, despite what labels may claim. Anything else is not designed to break down, can clog home pipes and city sewers and must go in the trash instead. Here’s a friendly reminder on what not to flush, (including so-called "flushable wipes") to avoid clogs. Please report any public sewer issues to our Sewer Maintenance Operations Center, at 614-645-7102. - learn more

In Person Bill Pay and Permitting Services Closed; Delinquency Turn-offs On Hold

In Person Bill Pay and Permitting Services Closed; Delinquency Turn-offs On Hold Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the City of Columbus is suspending all in person bill payment and permitting services for the Department of Public Utilities and others at the 111 Front Street Coleman Government Center until further notice. In person services are closed. Delinquency turn-offs are on hold. Other options follow. - learn more

Consumer Alert - Payment & Other Collection

Consumer Alert - Payment & Other Collection 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

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.
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Reduce Your Bill

Reduce Your Bill 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

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

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

Summer Topics

Summer Topics Learn how to: maintain a healthy lawn, use a rainwater, make simple lawn care choices to save money and protect our water supply, participate in volunteer opportunities including Storm Drain Marking, start a community garden and more.  - learn more

Spring Topics

Spring Topics Get your garden ready with Com-Til mulch, learn about annual fire hydrant flushing and flooding issues, participate in volunteer opportunities like Storm Drain Marking; start a community garden or learn about rain barrels; and more.
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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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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

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

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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