Ordering new electric, water, and sewer services:
A meter deposit is required with service
- Residential/electric & water $50.00
- Commercial/large $300.00
- Commercial/small $150.00
24 hour advance notice is suggested.
City offers allowance for residential
sewer usage rates based off April's water usage for your July, August, September, and
October sewage bill. This provides for citizens to water
lawns, etc. during summer months without additional
Limbs and brush are picked up one week each month from April
through October. This is for residents only. Limbs should be
placed in alleys for properties bordered by alleys.
Properties bordered by streets “only” will have their limbs
picked up along the curb. Limbs should be put out by 7am on
the Monday of the week of pick-up. There is only one pass of
neighborhoods per month. Please check local papers for
County operated - all inquires should be
All city streets are swept from April to November between
the hours of 7am– 3pm. The downtown area will be swept on
Thursday morning between the house of 4am and 6am. Residents
are asked to have vehicles off streets during these hours.
Cost $300.00 per lot. $450.00 grave open and close fee.
(weekends and holidays $600.00). See City Clerk-Treasurer
for details at 248-5100
Is legislative body of city government, Columbia City Common
Council - Meets second and fourth Tuesday each month at 7:00
PM in Council Chambers, 2nd floor of City Hall.
Board of Works
Is responsible for administrative management of all City
Depts. Columbia City Board of Public Works - Meets
on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evening at 5:15pm
in the Council Chambers, 2nd floor
of City Hall.
Mailed by the first week of the month due on or before 20th
of each month (if the 20th falls on Saturday, Sunday or
holiday, your bill must be in City Hall drop box before 7:30
am the next working day postmarks are not honored). Shut-off
days after the 20th of each
month with special fees required:
$20 Shut-off fee
$20 Reconnect fee
$60 Reconnect after hours
Method of Payment
We accept cash, check, credit/debit
cards and money orders.
You can also sign up to have funds directly withdrawn
from your bank account or you can make online payments
You can go directly to their site at
www.paygov.us or there is
a link on the City’s webpage.
There is a service fee to use credit/debit cards and
when making payments online.
Weekly trash/garbage is provided to City Residents only
(single and double family dwellings) A charge is added on
your utility bill.
Contact Utility Office,
for more details. Questions regarding
solid waste should be directed to
Advanced Disposal@ 260-839-0300
City-wide clean up for city residents only. Date of service
and items that will be allowed is published in local
newspaper. This day allows for city residents to clean house
and have discards hauled away at no charge.
Leaf pick-up for city residents begins when most leaves have
fallen from trees, leaves should be raked between curb and
sidewalk (never in street, no bagging). Leaves are composted
and are free to public in early spring of following year.
All city streets are plowed before any alleys are plowed
(citizens are asked to please remove vehicles from street to
allow for curb to curb plowing). Salt/sand is applied to
intersections only (sand is applied to alleys as needed).
Citizens are required to remove snow and ice from sidewalks
within 24 hours of each weather occurrence (it is
recommended to allow the snow plow to pass before cleaning
Two hour controlled parking in downtown area (no exceptions)
$10.00 charge for parking violation if paid within 13 days at
Utility Office, first floor of City Hall. On the 14th day,
fine is $35.00 and payable at the City Attorney’s Office,
202 West Van Buren St, Suite A, Columbia City.
Open 24 hours a day. Located on first floor of City Hall,
Answers City emergency 911 calls Answers all Police
Department business calls (248-5121) Answers all emergency
calls for Municipal Utility after normal working hours.