Utility Billing

New Service Application

The City of Geneseo is open from 8 AM to 4 PM, Monday thru Friday. Please complete the appropriate application and return in person to 115 S Oakwood Avenue, Geneseo, IL, fax (309.944.8254) or email to utilities@cityofgeneseo.com. Deposit payment and photo identification may be required. If you should have any questions about the application and/or utility service, please contact the City of Geneseo at 309.944.6419.

Residential Application

Commercial Application

 

New Resident Brochure

Billing Dates & Rates
  • Meters are read on the 15th of the month
  • Bills are received on the 1st of the month
  • Bills are due on the 21st of the month

Electric Rates

Water & Sewer Rates

Online Bill Pay

If you would like to pay your bill online, please visit www.xpressbillpay.com and create an online account.  On Xpress you will have the option to set up recurring automatic payments, make a one time payment, and many other payment options, including an option for paperless billing.  Please note, that if you are currently enrolled in our ACH program that withdraws on the 20th of the month, you will need to call City Hall and cancel that service before setting up automatic monthly payments through Xpress.  If you don’t, you risk being charged by both systems.

ACH Program

If you would like to arrange to have your monthly bill withdrawn directly from your bank account, please complete the ACH Application and return it to 115 S. Oakwood Avenue.  On this program, your bill will be withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.

ACH Authorization Form

Budget Billing

The City of Geneseo offers budget billing for our customers ease in paying their utility bill.  Budget billing is not a discount program; it offers no savings or lower rates.  The total annual cost for utilities remains the same, but customers have the convenience of a more predictable bill each month.  Participation in the program is free and offered to all customers who have had service with the City of Geneseo for at least 6 months.

How Budget Billing is Calculated:

If customers have an established City of Geneseo utility usage history, the usage and cost over the previous 12 months is divided by 12 (unless it is a new account, then this is taken over 6 months).  An average monthly cost is then determined by multiplying that amount by a factor that takes into account projected utility prices.

Review of Budget Billing Amounts:

Once enrolled in Budget Billing, your account will be reviewed twice a year.  The budget bill amount may stay the same each time, or may change 2 times a year depending on the history of the account.  The City will notify you in writing only if your payment amount changes.

During the review process, we recalculate your average monthly cost, take projected costs into consideration and factor in your budget balance- the difference between the amount billed and the cost of usage.

Discontinuance of Budget Billing:

The customer may discontinue Budget Billing at any time by submitting a written notice.  Any existing credit will be refunded to the customer’s active account immediately and will be due in full with the next bill.  The City of Geneseo may terminate Budget Billing should the account become past due and proceed with collection actions. If a customer has been removed from Budget Billing, they are not eligible to return to the program for one year.

Final Billing:

When service is terminated, the entire outstanding amount for actual usage is due and payable on the final bill.  Customers are responsible for usage regardless if it exceeds the amount billed through Budget Billing.  Any credit balance owed to the customer shall be first credited against the final bill and any remaining credit will be refunded to the customer.

Signing Up:

In order to be eligible for Budget Billing, you must sign the Budget Billing form. Any previous balance must be paid in full before placement on the program.

Budget Billing Form

View full Utility Payment Policy.

Payment Assistance Resources:

Project Now                          309-852-4565         www.ProjectNow.org

Geneseo Food Pantry          309-944-3165        www.GeneseoFoodPantry.org

Geneseo Township               309-944-4128