What To Do When You Can’t Pay Your Akron Public Utilities Bill
Akron Public Utilities provides the: water, sewer, trash, and recycling services to people in Akron, Ohio and surrounding areas. If you are a customer in need of assistance with getting your bill paid on time, here is a look at the options you may have.
How To Pay The Bill
Akron Public Utilities provides multiple bill payment options to help customers.
There is a automatic withdrawal program which allows customers to pay their bill automatically from either a checking or savings account.
The Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system allows you to make your payment by phone any time day or night. You can pay by using a credit or debit card, or with a check-by-phone. Make your payment with this system by calling:
To send your payment via the U.S. Mail, send a check or money order to:
Akron Public Utilities Bureau
PO Box 3674
Akron, Ohio 44309
For in person payments made after the close of business, a drop box is available for payments only. You can find it to the left of the High Street doors.
For in person payments during business hours, visit our office at 146 South High Street 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Payments accepted include: cash, check, money order, credit, or debit card.
Questions About Your Billing Statement or Account?
The Akron Public Utilities Rules and Regulations list late payment fees and other service charges. Customers can contact a service representative for more information on specific fees at 1-330-375-2554.
How The Penalty Fees Work
- Returned payment fee: $25 per returned payment
I Can’t Make A Payment
Akron Public Utilities does not send a delinquent notice for the account until it is 60 days past due. This gives you a decent amount of time to attempt to make the payment, but you should still call customer service at:. The “typical” payment extension is 10 business days, but before granting an extension previous payment history is considered. In other words, if the difficulty is frequent, you may not get one. Extensions may also be processed online through your account. If you are a renter, some landlords may have a no extensions policy on the account. Contact customer service to learn more about how this works and what you can do about it.
If you or someone in the home has a medical condition that is considered life threatening, you may be eligible to receive a medical certificate which will postpone the bill payment by 30 days, but it must be filled out with the name of the person needing assistance, signed by the homeowner, and a medical professional. This can only be done once per year.
Payment arrangements: Payment arrangements are available, but only to customer who owe more than $60 or twice the average monthly bill. Most payment arrangements allow three months to pay off the past due balance, but customer service may lift this fee in some cases.
Will They Work With Me To Pay My Bill?
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