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Our entrance is now located at 2220 Magnolia St.

The Finance Department provides utility billing and collections administration for customers using City water, sewer and garbage services. This includes billing and payment services and maintenance of customer accounts.

Need to sign up for or change your service? Have questions about your bill?
(209) 538-5757 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday Friday (except holidays)

Requirements to start service

Have problems with or questions about your sewer or water service/equipment?
Please contact the Public Works Department
(209) 538-5732 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday Friday (except holidays)

For after hours service emergencies, please call (209) 538-5712

The fees for water, sewer and garbage services are included in this Utility Fee Schedule.


For Utility Customers, the City of Ceres Finance Department offers an EASY way to PAY! You can pay your Ceres utility bill online. With online bill pay, you can:

  • Get email notification when your billing statement is available
  • Access your utility bill online
  • Access your billing statement history online
  • Pay your bill quickly and economically
  • Sign up for automatic pay and never pay late again

For customer convenience, there is also a drive-up utility bill payment box located at City Hall on the corner of Second and Magnolia streets. A traffic lane on the right side of the box allows you to easily deposit payments from the driver's side of your vehicle.

The City of Ceres Finance Department accepts VISA and MasterCard debit and credit cards for payments at the customer service counter.


Utility User's Tax Exemption Program
An exemption of 3% Utility User's Tax for electricity, natural gas, telephone, and cable television is also available to households that fall into an income limit established by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

Application is available below or at City Hall, 2220 Magnolia Street, Ceres. For additional information or assistance in completing your application, please call (209) 538-5757.

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