Welcome to our online payments website!

The following services are available:

Please note City Hall Annex hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:00AM-12:30PM and 1:30PM-5:00PM. We will close daily for lunch during 12:30PM-1:30PM. 

Please be aware that the merchant service provider charges a 3% convenience fee when paying online through this service. The software company will also charge a $1.25 service fee per transaction to manage the online bill pay system.

PLEASE NOTE- The City of Bessemer City does not benefit or profit from these fees.

Avoid these fees by contacting Customer Service at 704-629-5542 to sign up for automatic bank draft (ACH).

Here for You…

The Finance and Customer Service Division works to maintain the financial operations of the City. The department is also here to serve you. Our staff specializes in assisting with customer needs and directing concerns to other departments. Visit City Hall Annex today for assistance. We can also be reached at (704) 629-5542.


The City of Bessemer City provides water, sewer, natural gas, garbage and recycling collection services to its citizens. We strive to maintain accurate utility bills and to assist customers with their billing questions. Utility bills are mailed on or about the 25th of each month and are due by the 10th of the following month. A late fee in the amount of 10% of the outstanding balance will be assessed on all unpaid accounts after the 10th. Services are subject to disconnection after the 15th. 

To apply for new services, please visit City Hall. An application can be obtained at City Hall or downloaded online. An application can be submitted in advance by fax or email. An activation fee of $40 is required prior to new services. Valid photo identification, your social security card and a rental receipt or signed lease agreement with the exact service address is required. Once the application has been made, the deposit amount will be determined according to the schedule below. Deposits are not required of homeowners, but a copy of the Deed of Trust or Settlement Statement is required.

Payment Options

  • In Office: Cash, check, money orders or branded debit and credit card (VISA, MasterCard and Discover) are accepted in the office.
  • After Hours Drop Box: A drop box is available outside City Hall Annex. Envelopes are provided. Please make sure your name, address and account number is included with your payment.
  • AutoPay Through City: The City offers AutoPay from your checking account on or around the 10th of each month prior to late fees being assessed.  There are NO additional fees for this service. Contact us today to set this up.

For home owner gas customers, the City offers “Budget Billing” – an equalized payment plan which spreads the cost of natural gas equally over an eleven (11) month period with catch up on month twelve (12).