Utility Bill Assistance
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To reach a customer service representative, dial 828-251-1122 (press option 2).
The City has created a new and improved customer self service system. Online payment is fast, convenient and easy, visit our Customer Portal to make a payment or enroll in e-billing.
The self service system can be found at Customer Self Service System FAQs.
To create and access your account, please visit Customer Self Service
Watch our video to register with and use Utility Express Pay:
Pay by Phone
Have your Combined Utility Statement handy, as you will need your account and customer numbers to ensure your payment is posted to the correct account.
Dial 828-251-1122 (press option 1).
The interactive voice response system will walk you through the process. You can make a payment from your checking or savings account, or with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card, or an e-check. There is no convenience fee for paying over the phone.
Paying your bill by phone can be found at Pay by Phone FAQs.
Pay in Person
You may pay in person at Asheville City Hall at 70 Court Plaza. Please bring your payment to the Customer Services Division on the first floor of City Hall.
Drop box 1
City of Asheville
Public Works Building
161 South Charlotte Street
Please note that payments placed in this drop box are not processed until the next business day.
Drop box 2
first roundabout when entering the plaza.
Please note that payments placed in this drop box after 4:30 p.m. are not posted until the next business day.
Pay through the mail
Water bills are mailed in convertible envelopes that fold into return mailers. Please include your payment in this return envelope along with your payment stub and send it back using the U.S. Postal Service.
If you lose your return mailer, you can use your own envelope. Send payment to:
City of Asheville
Customer Services Division
P.O. Box 733
Asheville, NC 28802
City offices are closed on the following holidays:
January 17, 2022 for Martin Luther King, Jr day
April 15, 2022 for Good Friday
May 30, 2022 for Memorial Day
June 20, 2022 for Juneteenth
July 4, 2022 for Independence Day
September 5, 2022 for Labor Day
November 11, 2022 for Veteran’s Day
November 24, 2022 for Thanksgiving
November 25, 2022 for Thanksgiving
December 23, 2022 for Christmas
December 26, 2022 for Christmas
January 2, 2023 for New Year