Bill Payment Options

New Homeowners

New homeowners are required to pay a Utility Deposit when filling out their Water Service Application Form.  For your convenience, you can print the form online and mail it to the Village Hall at the address listed above.  Please do not send cash through the mail.  The utility deposit is returned to the homeowner when one of the three conditions occurs:

(1)  Four billing cycles (1 year) have passed on your account or,

(2) The utility deposit will be applied to your first late bill to avoid being charged late fees. If the deposit does not cover the cost of the bill, the remaining balance will still be due, or

(3) The homeowner sells the property, in which case the deposit is deducted from the final bill.  In the event that the final bill is less than the deposit, the remaining balance will be returned to the homeowner.


The Village of Carbon Cliff offers a variety of convenient payment options for our residents. Simply choose the option that best suits your needs.

*NEW* Interactive Payment Service

Call (309) 277-9352 to begin your Interactive Payment Service! This is offered in both English and Spanish. You will be asked to provide a good phone number, your account number without the dashes, and your customer ID number (referred to as CID). Use this automated service from anywhere and anytime!

Online Bill Payment

Click here to Pay Your Water / Sewer & Garbage Bill Online!  No Fees or Service Charges! 

Payments over $500.00 will be assessed with a processing fee.

Payment By Mail

If paying by check or money order through the mail, please send all payments with your payment coupon.  To avoid late fees, please mail your payment at least five-seven business days before the due date specified on your bill.


Automatic Bank Draft

The worry-free way to pay your bill.  With this service, the amount of your monthly bill is automatically deducted from your bank account and credited to your utility account.  There is no set-up fee or charge associated with this method of payment.  To set up an Automated Bank Draft, simply download and fill out the ACH Agreement Form located below and drop it off or mail it to our office, along with a voided check.


Payment Drop-off Location

Village Hall, 1001 Mansur Avenue, Carbon Cliff. Please use the drop box located to the right of the front door. We ask that you do not put cash in the drop box. Please come inside if you wish to pay by cash. You may also pay by check, money orders, and most major credit and debit cards. 


Payment Through Financial Institution Online Bill Pay

Many financial institutions such as major banks offer their customers the ability to pay their bills via an online bill payment service (through your bank's website). Normally, these services debit the customer's checking or savings account to pay the bill.  Depending on the financial institution, they may or may not charge a fee for the service.  Payments may take up to seven business days to post to the customer's account.  Please consult with your bank for more information.


Contesting the Charges on your Utility Bill

If you disagree with the charges on your utility bill (water, sewer, garbage, recycling) please feel free to discuss your bill with our Village Collector.  If you feel the Village Collector or the office was unable to help you, you may request to have your bill reviewed by our Public Works Hearing Committee.  The committee will then review your bill and notify you with a final determination.  A meeting with you and the committee may be required before a determination can be made.

Payment Address

Village of Carbon Cliff
1001 Mansur Avenue
Carbon Cliff, IL 61239