Utility Billing

NOTICE: Proposed Fiscal Year 2024 Utility Rate Increase

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Payment Methods

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Pay Online

Conveniently pay your utility bill online. Sign up & login online or choose "quick pay" at www.municipalonlinepayments.com/budatx. After either logging in or choosing quick pay, on the right-hand side under “Online Services” you can click “Sign up for e-Billing”.  It will then allow you to choose “e-billing” or “print” or you can check both boxes if you would like to receive by both methods. There is a 3% credit card convenience fee PLUS a $0.85 fee charged by the vendor for paying online.

If you need help setting up e-billing please contact us at 512-295-8845.

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Pay by Mail

Pay your bill through the mail with cash, check, or money order. Make checks/money orders payable to the City of Buda.

Mailing address:
405 E. Loop St.
Buda, Texas 78610

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Pay by Phone

Pay your bill by phone. Call 1-866-279-0787 and pay through an automated system over the phone. There is a 3% credit card convenience fee for paying by phone.

  • Access your updated account instantly.
  • Hear real-time balances, payment amounts, and due dates.
  • Enter your information securely through an automated system.

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Pay in Person/Dropbox

Pay your bill in person at the customer service counter inside City Hall or at the Dropbox located outside the front door at City Hall. Payments can be made through cash, check, or money order. Make checks/money orders payable to the City of Buda. 

405 E. Loop St.
Buda, Texas 78610

Pay by ACH Bank Draft

To set your account up to auto draft via your bank, complete the ACH Bank Draft Authorization Form below and email to: mhaecker@budatx.gov

To cancel auto draft, complete the ACH Bank Draft Cancellation Form below and email to: mhaecker@budtx.gov



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Initiate / Disconnect Water

To initiate or disconnect water utility service, complete the Application for Utility Service or call customer service at (512) 295-8845. For more information, view the Cross Connection Service Agreement and Utility Confidentiality.

Applications can be emailed to utilitybilling@ci.buda.tx.us

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Service Disconnection


While every effort is made to see that citizens have available all the water services required, service may be disconnected if no effort is made either to pay the bill in full or to establish a payment agreement. Other reasons service can be disconnected include:
  • A bill is returned from the post office
  • Corrective action is not taken on a returned check
  • Customer requests disconnect
  • Payments under a payment agreement are not met
  • Service is tampered with / diverted

When the discontinuance of service would be dangerous to the health of a permanent resident of the house where service delivery is being conducted, the customer service office may postpone disconnection so that payment arrangements can be made. Consideration will be given on the basis of medical condition, age, or disability. Of course, customers will need to let the department know when these conditions exist.

Restoring Service

When service has been interrupted for non-payment, satisfactory payment arrangements must be made and appropriate service charges paid before restoration can be scheduled. In most cases, service can be restored within 24 hours after a satisfactory payment is received. Additionally, a non-payment fee may be applied.

Payment Agreements

It is understood that circumstances sometimes disrupt customer's lives and cause financial distress. If the utility bill cannot be paid on time, please contact the utility service office. Service will not be disconnected if a reasonable portion of the bill is paid and an agreement is made to pay the balance of the bill in predetermined installments.

Resolving Disputes

If a customer disputes charges recorded on a bill, the utility service office should be notified of the exact nature of the dispute. Suggestions will be given on things to check. The meter will be reread and the customer notified of the results when needed.

If questions still exist, at least one-half of the bill needs to be paid while the dispute is being resolved. Every effort will be made to resolve disagreements and misunderstandings in a timely manner. Do not hesitate to contact the utility service office if you have any questions pertaining to a bill.

Sewer Customers with Goforth Water

If you receive your water bill from Goforth Water Supply Company, you can submit your water bills for the months of November, December, January & February to us each year to calculate your sewer bill for the next year.  If you do not submit those bills you will be charged based on 7,000 gallons of water usage to calculate your sewer.