Why write a check? Pay your Sacramento County Consolidated Utility bills automatically with Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
Through the EFT program, your bill payment is deducted automatically from your checking or savings account:
- Saves You Time – no more checks to write or envelopes to stuff
- Saves You Money – no stamps means no postage costs or gas to drop your payment off in person
- Cutting Stress – no more worries about late payments or late fees
- Improving Security – electronic accounting documents your payments
If you have already initiated a different payment type, please wait 3 to 5 business days before signing up for Electronic Funds Transfer. If there are amounts due, your EFT payment may occur before the payment posts to your account.
To signup and start making payments through EFT, simply fill out the secure online application. We will e-mail you within 60 seconds with your EFT confirmation notice.
How does it work?
- You will still receive your regular utility bill, but it will be paid out of the checking or savings account you designate. Payments will be processed on or about your delinquent date (if not on your delinquent date, within 1 to 2 days before or after).
- Please continue paying your utility bill until you receive your confirmation e-mail stating that you are now on Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Proof of payment appears on your bank statement and on your next billing statement, so you will know how much you paid.
- Read more FAQ's about the Electronic Funds Transfer.
Want to stop EFT?
- Simple. Just call the Consolidated Utilities Billing & Service (916) 875-5555 and ask one of our representatives to cancel your Electronic Funds Transfer payments or fill out the secure online EFT removal form. Note: EFT recurring payments post to utility accounts by 6:00 am on the Friday prior to the delinquent date. If an EFT stop is requested after this time, the posting of the current payment cannot be stopped.
- Funds may not be drafted from a Credit Card or ATM Card.