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To sign up for utility service, which includes water and trash collection, call the City of Fargo Auditor's Office at 241-1324.

City utility services

Your City of Fargo utility bill contains several different charges.  Below is the rate information on which each charge is based:

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.

Sewage: Sewage is billed at a flat rate of $16 for residential customers. 

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 241-1449 to change cart size.

Storm sewer: The residential rate is $3 per month.

Forestry: The monthly rate is $3.50.

Mosquito control: $1 per month

Street lighting: $2.50 per month

For more information on utility billing, contact the Fargo Auditor's office at 241-1324.

Paying for services

Checks are accepted when paying by mail, in person, or with our drop box. You can pay in person at the City Payments window on the on the second floor of City Hall at 200 3rd St. N. You can also deposit your payment in the drop box outside City Hall at the southeast corner of the building.

Debit and major credit cards: You can pay online, in person at 200 3rd St N or call us at 241-1324 to pay with these cards.

Autopay: This offers a convenient way to pay your water bill each month. Simply complete our signup form, and we'll automatically deduct your water payment from your checking or savings account. You will no longer have to remember to pay your bill, and it will always be paid on time.

To sign up, just print and complete the enrollment form and return it to us by mail. The enrollment form includes instructions and complete details about how the automatic bill payment program works. The auto pay form is available for printing in .doc format.

For more information about the automatic bill payment program, call 241-1324.

Monthly Statements

Autopay customers can now receive their monthly utility bill online. If you'd like to sign up for this free service, please fill out form the available at our Online Payment Center webpage and return it to the Water Department via e-mail, postal mail or fax. Detailed instructions are included on the form.

New Utility Statement