Billing & Payment for City Utility Services
Does the City accept credit/debit cards as a payment option?
Yes, the City now accepts credit/debit cards as a payment option. However, there is a percentage service charge during the transaction online and in the City Hall Office as well.This service charge is based on how much your balance is on your asccount and the type of card that is used.
Ex: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express cards.
Can I make a payment online?
Yes, you can make an online payment by visiting our website, at www.cityofcochran.com
To complete your payment, you will need your Account # & Online WIPP Pin #. Also, you can find this information by contacting the City Hall office or by checking the front of your billing statement.
Once, this transaction is completed, you should then receive a Confirmation #.
Does the City has a Return check fee?
Yes, The City is authorized to charge a $40.00 fee for Return Checks.
Can I make a payment through my Checking Account?
Yes. the City Hall has a Bank Draft Authorization form available for customers to complete with providing a signature and a blank VOID check. After completing this form. The Automatic Bank Draft will be deducted from either your Checking or Savings account on the 10th of each month. This agreement will remains effective until the customer decides to comes in the City Hall requesting to terminate their Bank Draft Agreement. In order for the automatic bank draft to STOP, all customers must complete the Termination form in at least 15 days in advance before the next bill is due for the following month. If your automatic withdrawal is returned back to the City of Cochran as a result of insufficent funds, then the City will include a return check fee of $40.00 on the customer Utility account.
Can I make a payment over the phone?
No, The City does not accept payments over the phone.
How can I determine the balance of my bill?
If you're unsure of your balance, you can contact the City Hall front office, or you can look up your
billing information, by logging onto our webpage at www.cityofcochran.com. Again, you will need your Account # & Online WIPP Pin # as well.
When are the City Utility Bills are mailed out?
All bills are mailed by the 25thof each month.
When is my bill due? What's the deadline to make a payment on my Utility Bill?
All bills are due by the 10thof the each month. If you fail to make a payment by then. On the next business day, a 10% Late penalty fee will be applied to all City services.
All City of Cochran customers has a 10 day grace period to make a payment on their account. If you fail to make a payment by the 20th, then on the 21st, which is when Cut Off is schedule. If customers comes in the City Hall on Cut Off attempting to make a payment on their account, then all customers are required to pay a $25 re-connect fee, to continue their City Services.
Why I have not received my billing statement yet?
All bills are mailed by the 25th of the each month. If you have not received your bill in the mail, then please contact the City Hall office.
Why my bill is so high?
A high water/sewer bill may be the result of a leak from a broken faucet, toilet, pipes or a running water hose, excessive water usage, or a misread of the water meter.
Any leaks that is located inside the residence home and is between the water meter is the homeowners responsibility.
If customers suspect their water meter was misread, then please contact the City Hall office.
How can I receive assistance with setting up a Payment Agreement on my bill?
Payment Agreements are only approved by the City Clerk or by the City Manager.
The customer must stop by the City Hall and ask to speak to the City Clerk or City Manger before the 10th to avoid City services of being terminated.
Payment agreements are NOT accepted after City Services has been discontinued.
If any City Customers needing additional help with making a payment on their bill, please look into contacting our local civic/religious organizations for assistance.
Does the City have a place to drop off payments after office hours?
Yes, the City has a BLUE drop box located outside the of the City Hall building for payments.
What are the Base water, sewer and garbage rates?
For more information, regarding current rates, please click on "Rates".
City Hall Services
the meter readers reading my meter?
Yes, all meters are read on a monthly basis.
Why am I not being informed about Cut-off?
Cut-off day are held on the 21st of each month.
If the 21st falls during a weekend, then Cut off will be scheduled on the next business day at 8:30a.m.
The Customer Service Clerks are now assigned of courtesy calls before the 20th informing all City customers more about their City Utilty Bills.
is the pick-up schedule for limbs and leaves in the City?
The pick-up schedule for yard debris are followed for pick up on the same day for garbage pick-up.
If yard debris is not collected on the scheduled day. Please call the City Hall Office as soon as possible.
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I need to bag my yard debris?
No, yard debris does not need to be bagged.
Can someone from the City light my Gas pilot light?
No, due to liability restraints our Natural Gas public workers can no longer enter the homes of
residents to light gas pilot lights.
the City come on my property and clean my sewer?
No, the City public workers will only clean the sewer line to the City’s cut-off line.
What information do I need to set-up services?
The City Customer Service Clerks are required to verify the identity of all individuals requesting City Services. The required information we will need includes: a Warranty Deed (if owning the property) or
Rental/Lease agreement (if renting the property), a 911 Registration (obtained from the 911 Center), Social Security card, and a form of Government I.D. ( Driver's License or State I.D).
City Hall Office hours & contact information
What are the City Hall Office hours?
The hours of operation for the City Hall is Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m- 4:30 pm.
And on Cut off day, the City Hall will be open from 8:30 a.m-5p.m.
How do I contact the City Hall?
To contact the City Hall employees, please go to our Directory at: