Along with the monthly bill for electric, water, natural gas, and sewer and in addition to the garbage services that is a part of their annual property tax payment, residents of Superior have seen a few additional utility charges come their way over the last few years.  City officials have added additional utility charges for recycling, storm sewer, and a second charge for garbage service.  While the aforementioned electric, water, natural gas, and sewer charges are billed through Superior Water Light and Power, the newer - additional utility charges are billed directly by the city on a quarterly statement.

As we approach the end of the calendar year, the City of Superior looks to rectify their books; any unpaid charges need to be taken care of in short order.

According to the city, once per year they turn over any unpaid utility charges to be assessed again the property taxes due on the parcel.  The service period ends in June of each year.  The assessment period for 2018 is generally from July 2017 to June 2018 for most customers.  Any unpaid charges, late fees associated with these charges, and a 10% penalty may be assessed again the property taxes.

Here are some important dates to remember:

  • October 31:  Payments for past due balances must be received by October 31, 2018 to avoid the 10% penalty.
  • November 1:  A 10% penalty is added to any delinquent balance.  You may pay your account balance in full - including the 10% penalty - to avoid having the charges assessed against your property taxes until November 15, 2018.
  • November 16:  Delinquent balances are turned over to Douglas County and removed from the utility billing system.  As of this date, no payments will be accepted by the City Finance Department towards any past due balance.  Delinquent amounts may only be paid on your property taxes.  Payments received after November 15, 2018 will be applied against current unpaid balances.


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