Utility Billing

Water Bill Changes Coming In 2019

Coming in 2019, the City will be switching from quarterly to monthly water billing.

What this means for you:

  • Receive bills once per month instead of once per quarter
  • All City water bills will now have the same billing periods
  • Budget more effectively and simplify your budget

Additional information will be posted in the future as it becomes available!

Drinking WaterThe Utility Billing department is responsible for producing and collecting water, wastewater, and drainage billings, which are mailed to customers within the city limits of Golden.

Methods of Payments

  • In Person

    Deliver your payment directly to City Hall at 911 10th St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

  • Mail It

    Mail your payment to:
    City of Golden
    P.O. Box 5682
    Denver, CO 80217-5682
    *Please submit stub with payment.

  • Credit Card

    Payments are accepted by credit card over the phone at 303-384-8026 or 303-384-8022, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

  • Night Drop Box

    Drop your payment off in the box located at the entrance to City Hall at 911 10th St.
    *Remember to always pay by check or money order when dropping off your payment in the night drop box.

  • Automatic Draft

    Complete the UB ACH Form pdf download and mail it to the City with a voided check. Please call 303-384-8026 if you have questions.

Utility Billing Inserts

City of Golden Rates

Meter Size
Quarterly Water Service Charge
5/8 x 3/4 $13.29
1 $14.70
1 1/4 & 1 1/2 $30.21
2 $36.45
3 $166.81
4 $200.43
6 $262.03
8 $343.24
10 $450.22
12 $591.53
Per 1,000 gallons consumed $5.26
BOD greater than 300 mg/l $0.466049
Suspended solids greater than 330 mg/l $0.261723


  • The quarterly wastewater service charge is $36.33 per quarter.
  • Wastewater volume charge shall be $2.61 per thousand gallons consumed.
  • Charges for wastewater for single-family residential and multi-family residential accounts are calculated based on the water usage during the quarter which includes the month of February.
  • Should the customer’s usage in any following quarters drop below the usage for the quarter including February, the charge will automatically adjust down per the new usage charge.
  • Commercial customers are billed for wastewater charges based on actual water usage per quarter.

Drainage Charges

  • Single family residential accounts are charged $4.22 a month.
  • Multi-family residential accounts are charged $4.22 a month per unit, not to exceed four units.
  • Multi-family residential accounts that exceed four units and all commercial account are charged based on impervious area calculated in square feet. The rate is $.0022 per square foot per month of impervious area.

Delinquency Charges

Payments are due on the last day of the month following the last day of the billing cycle. The City allows a 5-day grace period before assessing a delinquency charge of $10.00.

Transferring Water Service

If you are a tenant moving in or out of your residence in Golden, please contact us to transfer the water utility account: Call (303) 384-8026 or email utilitybilling@cityofgolden.net.

There is a $25 charge for the final billing and account transfer.

If you are buying or selling a home, the title company generally facilitates the transfer.


1. Do I need to include my remittance stub with payment?

We prefer to have your remittance stub to assist in proper processing of your payment. However, if you are missing your remittance stub or paying through online bill pay services, simply include your full 11 digit account number.

2. I sent payment through my bank, why is my bill past due?

Although deducted from your bank account, we do not receive payment immediately from your bank. Your bank writes a check and mails it, which can take 10 days for us to receive. Please allow extra time when paying your bill this way.

3. If my water is disconnected due to lack of payment, will paying my bill online reconnect service?

No, please contact the Utility Billing directly at (303) 384-8026 to have water service reconnected.

4. Why is my bill so high?

A very small leak can use a lot of water. A leak of only 1/16” can add over 70,000 gallons of water to your bill in one quarter. Water usage can increase for many reasons, including: leaky faucets, running toilets, visitors and irrigation schedule.

For more information on water usage and leaks, visit the EPA website.

If you had a leak, you can apply for the onetime lifetime sudden or severe leak rebate within 20 days of your heightened bill. Please see the ordinance and form below for details.

5. How do I set up automatic payments?

We currently offer automatic payments through bank account withdrawal. This service is not available for credit cards. If you would like to participate in automatic payments, please fill out the following form and return it with a voided check. If you would like to pay with a credit card, please see below.

6. Can I pay my bill with a credit card?

We offer an online payment option at no additional charge. Set up an account and make payments online.
Note: these payments are not automatic and must be submitted for every bill.

7. How do I make changes to my account?

If you need to change your name or mailing address, contact us at utilitybilling@cityofgolden.net or (303) 384-8026. Changing your information on our payment website does NOT change your billing information.

8. I changed my information on the online payment portal, why has my account not been updated?

Changing your information or removing your account on the payment portal does NOT change your billing information, nor discontinue your service. To change your information or discontinue service, please contact us at utilitybilling@cityofgolden.net or (303) 384-8026.

9. Can I go paperless?

Yes! To receive bills electronically, please contact us at utilitybilling@cityofgolden.net or (303) 384-8026.

10. My water is off, how do I get it back on?

If water is disconnected for lack of payment, water will only be reconnected between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on business days, after payment has been received in full. Please contact us at (303) 384-8026.

11. What do I do if I have a water or wastewater emergency?

For water emergencies, Utilities Division personnel are available 24/7/365 at (303) 384-8158 to respond to any water or sewer system emergencies.

12. Do you have a trash or recycling inquiry?

Visit our trash and recycling page for more information.

COG Mesa

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

Additional Resources

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