The Finance Department provides various accounting and business services. They include the City's fiscal accounting, financial reporting, utility billing, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, technology and are the primary contact to all new and existing residents.
Finance plays an active role in the leadership of the Central San Joaquin Valley Risk Management Authority, which is a joint powers authority made up of fifty-four member cities and is designed to reduce the cities' exposures to losses.
Payments can be mailed or dropped off at City Hall. Automatic withdrawal services are free of charge, contact Finance Department for additional details. Payments can be made anytime by utilizing one of the drop boxes available at the front entrance and back alleyway behind City Hall. Payments can also be made online, but there is a 5% fee to use this service.
To request water, sewer and solid waste services or to discontinue these services, customers need to come into City Hall during regular business hours or call 559-846-9384.
A deposit of $200 is required for those renting a property, no deposit is required for property owners.
Invoices for utility services are mailed on the first business day of the month and due the last day of each month. A late fee of 10% will be applied if payment is not received by the end of the month.
A shut off notice will be mailed to notify residents when past due balances are due. If the past due balance is not paid by the date on the notice, a $50 service fee will be added and water services will be disconnected. In order to restore services, the full past due balance and the $50 service fee must be paid in order to have services restored.
Dear Valued Customer,
On January 12, 2022, as a result of new State Law, California Senate Bill 1383, the City approved an increase in residential and commercial solid waste rates to provide mandatory Organic and Food Waste recycling services.
California Senate Bill 1383 requires all cities and counties to provide organics recycling, education, collection and processing services in order to comply with State Law and to cover the costs of implementing these new programs. You should have already received a recycling guide in the mail describing the changes related to organics recycling.
Additionally, commercial customer rates (PDF) will increase annually, based on the consumer price index.