Utility Billing

The Utility Billing department handles metering and billing of water, trash and sewer services within the City of Port Lavaca.

Billing and Payment Options

Your account is billed monthly about 15 days before due date. Included on the bill are charges for water, sewer and garbage. You may pay your bill in multiple pays, including:

You may pay your bill online with your debit or credit card.

By Mail:
City of Port Lavaca
202 North Virginia
Port Lavaca, TX 77979

In Person:
At the City of Port Lavaca offices, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (or after hours in the drop box located at City Hall on the Utility Billing side).

Bank Drafting:
You may have your bill electronically transferred from your bank account.

Your Neighborhood:
You may pay your bill at the local Walmart.

Security Deposit

All new customers are required to pay a minimum of $90.00 for a security deposit, which is refunded after 12 months of execellent payment history. The City has a right to request an additional deposit of $100.00 for customers unable to prove credit worthiness.

Deposits are applied to any outstanding balance upon disconnect.

Penalties and Fees

  • Late Fee – 10% after 15 days from billing date.
  • Disconnect Fee – $30.00
  • Return Check Fee – $30.00
  • Service Call or Trip Free – $30.00 (after hours – $45.00)

Meter Reading

Your water meter is read on approximately the same date each month. The meter is typically located in a meter box, near the curb, in front of your home

For more information on water meters, you may see the Code of Ordinances section.