Paying Your Utility Bill
Five Ways to Pay
Online Banking, bank machine/ATM, in person, or by telephone
|Credit Card||Service fees apply|
|City of Richmond
6911 No. 3 Road,
Cheques must be made payable to the "City of Richmond". Cheques post-dated for the due date on your bill are acceptable. Do not send cash in the mail.
Postmarks will not be accepted as date of payment.
|24 Hour Drop Box at City Hall||6911 No. 3 Road (west side of building)
|In Person at City Hall
City Hall cashiers are open for utility bill and property tax payments.
Monday - Friday, 8:15am-5:00pm
No cash payments accepted.
You can pay your property tax or utility bills online if you are a member of a Canadian financial institution that offers online services. To set up your account:
- Contact your bank to set up online banking
- Add the City of Richmond as a payee
- For utility payments enter your 6-digit utility account number
Suggested Utility Payee Name
|Financial Institution||Utility Payee Name|
|Bank of Montreal||Richmond, City of, Utility|
|CIBC||RICHMOND (CITY OF) UTILITY|
|Coast Capital Savings||Richmond City Utilities|
|RBC Royal Bank||CITY OF RICHMOND UTILITIES|
|TD Canada Trust||RICHMOND (CITY OF) UTILITY|
|Westminster Savings Credit Union||Richmond, City – Utilities|
|Vancity Savings Credit Union||RICHMOND, CITY-UTILITIES|
|HSBC||Richmond Utilities, City of|
|PC Financial||RICHMOND (CITY OF) UTILITY|
Credit Card (service fees apply)
Pay your property taxes and utilities by credit card through the City’s website with your Visa, MasterCard or American Express. A convenience fee of 2.00% of your tax or utility payment will be added to your payment amount to offset the service fees charged to the City by the various credit card companies.
NOTE: Service fees are subject to change pursuant to the City's Credit Card Payment Service Fee Bylaw No. 9536.
Pay with your credit card via My Property account:
Or, pay with your credit card using account information from your utility bill:
Pre-Authorized Withdrawal (PAWS) Option
Did you know the City offers a prepayment plan?
This option offers the convenience of paying your property taxes and annual utility charges in 10 monthly installments through an automatic deduction from your bank account. Payments towards your next years property taxes and annual utility charges are deducted on the first business day of each month, commencing on August 1. The City pays you interest on these monthly installments, which is credited to your tax account.
For metered utilities, you have the option to have automatic withdrawals - on the meter due date - for the balance payable noted on your meter bill.
Contact the City of Richmond Tax Department at 604-276-4145 for further information on this plan or simply complete and mail us your application noted below.
Property Pre-Authorized Withdrawal (PAWS) Form
Property Pre-Authorized Withdrawal (PAWS) form
If you do not pay your utility bill on time, you will lose your 10% discount.
Avoid postal delays by registering with My Property Accounts to receive your property tax and utility bills online.
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