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New Utility Services

The Finance Department sends Utility bills to City residents and businesses each month for water and sewer services. The City operates its own water and wastewater (sewer) plants as well as maintains a storm drain system. Garbage, recycling and yard waste service is provided by a private firm and is not charged by the City.

To assist you with starting new services, City Hall is open Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Finance Department may be reached directly by calling (209)941-7320.

Starting new service by Fax is an option if you are unable to come into the office. Simply fax the required documents (listed below) and call Finance to pay the deposit by credit card over the phone. The Finance fax number is (209)941-7339.

Required Documents

The following documents are required to start new utility service:

  • Utility Service Application View or Download
  • Valid photo ID (Driver's license, state ID, military ID, or passport
  • Signed rental agreement or proof of home ownership
  • Document must include
    • Owner name
    • Tenant name (if rental agreement)
    • Property/service address
    • Occupancy date
    • Signatures

    Deposit Fee:

    A deposit of $150.00 is required from all businesses and residents and is due at the time services are activated. The deposit is either 1) applied to the account after one year of satisfactory account activity, or 2) applied to the closing bill upon the discontinuation of services; any remaining credit will be refunded.

    Billing Assistance Program:

    Discounts are given on water service if you qualify for the PG&E CARE program. To find out if you are eligible to receive discounted rates, please visit Billing Assistance Program. PG&E CARE Program


    The City provides various options for customers to pay thier fees.

    Other Fees and Payments Due Dates


    The City does not handle garbage, recycling and yard waste services. Please contact Republic Services directly at (209)466-3604 with questions regarding this service.

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