The Finance Department assures that the financial and procurement policies, practices, and records of the City comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations while maintaining a system of controls to safeguard the City’s financial resources.

Utilities (Water, Sewer and Trash Service)

Welcome Packet, Start your Service
- Reading Utilities Bill
- Solid Waste Information and Water Regulations

Pay Utility Bill

Utility Services Close-out

Utility Account Release of Information

Special Water Use Permit Application

Water Meter Application

Municipal Utilities Fee Dispute Rules and Regulations


Water Discontinuation Policy

In accordance with California Senate Bill 998, the “Water Shutoff Protection Act” approved September 28, 2018, the City shall not discontinue residential water service for nonpayment until a customer has been delinquent for at least 60 days. Contact the Finance Department-Utility Billing at (559) 665-8615, ext. 783, to discuss options for averting termination of water service for nonpayment under the terms of the approved City policy. The Water Discontinuation Policy is published in multiple languages per SB 998. Click the links below to read the policy in the preferred language of your choice.

Water Discontinuation Policy - English
Water Discontinuation Policy - Chinese
Water Discontinuation Policy - Korean
Water Discontinuation Policy - Portuguese
Water Discontinuation Policy - Spanish
Water Discontinuation Policy - Tagalog
Water Discontinuation Policy - Vietnamese

Business License

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Administrative Citations

The City of Chowchilla may find cause to issue an Administrative Citation due to possible municipal code violations. Visit the Administrative Citations page for more information.