Water and Sewer Billing

Water and Sewer Billing Administrators:

Tammy Wright twright@stjohnsmich.com and Brianna Hardaker bhardaker@stjohnsmich.com 

The City of St. Johns mails water/sewer bills on a quarterly basis (every 3 months). A minimum bill is generated even if there is no usage.  Water/sewer bills are based by usage per 1,000 gallons, so therefore every 1,000 gallons of water used also generates 1,000 gallons of sewer. 

If you have purchased a residential or commercial property, please fill out this Name Change Form. By filling out & submitting this form, this will get the water/sewer account set up with your information.  Please note that there is an option to have your bill emailed (no paper copy is mailed), simply fill your email address where indicated & you will receive each bill via email.  The form will automatically be submitted to the water-sewer billing department.  

If you are renting a property, a rental affidavit is required to place your information on the account.  Please contact city offices at (989) 224-8944, ext. 282 for information.  With the affidavit, a copy of your lease agreement, a $250 rental deposit (which is applied to your final bill when you move out), and a copy of your driver's license are required to place your name onto the account.  

There are several options on how you can pay your water/sewer bill:

We now have automatic bill payment where your bill can be deducted either from your checking or savings account. Please click this link Automatic Bill Payment to fill out and return the form. This form must be signed for the automatic payment to take place. Also it will be your responsibility to notify the City of St. Johns in writing when you wish to withdraw from this service; otherwise the payments will continue to be withdrawn from your account. If there are insufficient funds in your account, your payment will be treated similarly to a check with insufficient funds. Your payment will be removed & any penalties for late/non-payment will be applied to your bill.

You can also pay your water/sewer bill online (a 3% fee will apply for credit card & $3.00 fee for e-check). This fee would be less the 10% penalty assessed if the bill is not paid on time. You may also VIEW a history of the account.

Cash or check is also accepted for payment of your water/sewer bill. A check can either be mailed, dropped off at city offices or placed in our drop box (white with green lettering) which is located in the courthouse parking lot near Cass Street. Please have your bill stub with your payment or your account number written on your check. If paying with cash, please drop off at City Offices; do not place cash in the drop box. 

Any unpaid water/sewer bills have a 10% penalty added after the due date. If the water/sewer bill has a delinquent amount owing from the previous year and is not paid the following year by May 22, the unpaid balance will go onto the property owner's taxes plus administration fee. Payments can be made at any time.

The mailing address for your water/sewer bill is: 

City of St. Johns Water Department

PO Box 477, St. Johns, MI 48879-0477

For questions regarding your water/sewer bill, please call (989) 224-8944, ext. 282 or click FAQ'S (questions and answers) for detailed information.

If you are a landlord and would like to find out if your tenant is paying their water/sewer bill, please (989) 224-8944, ext. 282 or e-mail twright@stjohnsmich.com or bhardaker@stjohnsmich.com or visit the City's website to view water/sewer bill.

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