Can renters or tenants be made responsible for utility bills?
Water, sewer and sanitation bills are the responsibility of property owners. If the owners allow the bills to be sent to their tenants and the bill is not paid prior to them leaving it is the responsibility of the owner to pay the bill. The city does require a $200.00 deposit with all applications for service.The property owner and the tenant must sign a waiver to put the bill in the renter’s name this waiver clearly states that the owner is responsible for the payment of the bill.

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1. How are the fees and charges established?
2. What possible reasons are there for unusually high monthly water and sewer charges?
3. How may water leaks or broken water lines be detected?
4. How may a utility customer test for a failed water meter?
5. What services are available from the city to help residents?
6. Where is the information regarding payment due dates, late fees, and turn-off requirements?
7. Must everyone pay water, sewer, and sanitation charges all year?
8. May exceptions be made to the established due date requirements?
9. When are bills sent, and when are unpaid bills delinquent?
10. When is water service discontinued, and how may water service be resumed?
11. When can water/sewer/sanitation billings be adjusted?
12. Will the city investigate questionable utility billings?
13. Can renters or tenants be made responsible for utility bills?
14. What are the requirements regarding garbage and trash?
15. Who do I contact with questions or problems with my garbage/recycling?
16. What do senior citizens discounts cover and how can I apply?