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Utility Billing

Your City of Fargo utility bill contains several charges. Below is the rate information for each charge:

Water: Water is billed at a base rate (dependent on your water meter size) up to 2,000 gallons, then at a rate of $4.25 for each additional 1,000 gallons. For details, check our Water and Sewer Rates.

Sewage: The residential rate is $16.00 per month.

Garbage: Residential customer's monthly rates vary depending on cart size. The following cart options are available: $6.00 small, $9.00 medium and $14.00 large. Contact Solid Waste at 701.241.1449. to change cart size.

Storm sewer: The residential rate is $3.00 per month.

Forestry: The residential rate is $4.00.

Mosquito control: The residential rate per unit is $1.00 per month.

Street lighting: The residential rate is $2.50 per month.

For additional information on utility services, contact the Fargo Utility Bill office at 701.241.1324.

Utility Bill Payment Information

Cash, checks, and credit/debit cards are accepted when paying a utility bill.

  • Online (24/7).
  • Over the telephone automated system (24/7) by calling 701.241.1324. You may speak with a live representative Monday-Friday 7:45am-4:30pm, except City Holidays.
  • In person at City Hall, 200 North 3rd Street, Fargo, ND 58102. Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m - 4:30 p.m, except City Holidays.
  • By dropbox outside City Hall, 200 North 3rd Street, at the north side of the lot facing North 4th Street. Payments placed in the dropbox will be processed the next business day and will count as being received on the next business day.
  • By US Mail, sent to: City of Fargo Water Dept, PO BOX 1066, Fargo, ND 58107. US Mail is delivered to City Hall Monday - Friday, except City Holidays. The City is not responsible for any lost or delayed mail.


If you are interested in enrolling into automatic bill payment, simply sign up online or complete our paper signup form.

For more information about the automatic bill payment program, call 701.241.1324.

Monthly Statements


Customers can elect to receive their monthly utility bill via e-mail. If you'd like to sign up for this free service, please fill out this form and return it to the Water Department via e-mail, postal mail or fax 701.476.4188.

18-Month Bill History

You can access your monthly statements, account history, and payments for the past 18 months at the City of Fargo's Utilities Portal.