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Effective 07/01/2023 all credit card and debit card transactions will be subject to a service fee of 2.29%

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Customers making municipal services payments via their online banking portal MUST include all 15 digits of their account number, including zeros, to successfully initiate a payment. 

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All payments must be made payable to the City of Huntington Beach.

For Questions call (714) 536-5919 - Press "9" to speak to utility billing.

IVR 1-844-364-9966

Exciting New Features
  • City of Huntington Beach Online Account Access
    •  Access Account Information
    •  Access Billing and Consumption History
    •  Pay Bills Online
    •  Enroll in Automatic Payments
    •  Enroll in Electronic Billing
  • Real Time Payment Posting
  • Pay Bills By Text Messaging (via mobile phone)
Access Your Utility Billing Account and Make a PaymentRegister to access your Municipal Billing account online to view your account, billing, and consumption information as well as set your Auto Pay and Electronic Billing (paperless) settings and make payments.    

Register/Pay

Utility Billing Quick One-Time PayIf you do not wish to register at this time, then you may click on the link to the right to submit a one-time payment. You will not be able to setup Auto Pay or view your account information by using this link. We encourage you to register and create an account for online access to your Municipal Billing account by clicking on the Register/Pay link.    

One-Time Pay

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Utility Billing Account Balance ViewIf you do not wish to register at this time, you may click on the link to the right to view your account, view your recent invoice, or make a payment.  

Account Balance - View Invoice

On-line payments through your financial institution. You may choose to pay using your bank's on-line payment system. Payments should be made payable to the City of Huntington Beach and contain the complete account number on your statement. Payments that do not contain complete information may be rejected. With the recent bank mergers, please recheck to make sure your account number is accurate.

Firemed Membership ePay

No more check, no more stamps! You can conveniently pay your Firemed Membership Annual Fee online or by phone at 1-844-364-9966 for no additional cost.

Pay by Credit Card

Parking Ticket Citations

Parking Tickets are issued for parking violations in the City of Huntington Beach. You can conveniently pay your city parking ticket online or by phone at 1-800-989-2058. There is a $3.50 convenience fee for paying by credit card.

Pay by Credit Card
PD Records Services & Vehicle ReleasesMake your payment for a vehicle release, boot removal, repossession receipt, and clearance letter electronically. Vehicle release payments may be done electronically, but vehicle releases are only done in person, please bring the receipt.

  • Vehicle Release – $173.00
  • Boot Removal – $127.00
  • Repossession Receipt – $15.00
  • Clearance Letter – $34.00
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Pay by eCheck

Business License RenewalYou can pay your City business license renewal online through the City's Accela Citizen Access portal.
Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted.
Payments will take 1 business day to post to your business license. Before continuing with one of the payment options, please verify that payment has not already been submitted to our office. Duplicate payments will automatically be applied for the following tax year. Additionally, please enter your business license number carefully, as an invalid business license may result in your payment being rejected. Any payments that must be rejected for an invalid license, duplicate payment, or other reason, are subject to a $25 processing fee.
 
Pay by Credit Card


Civil Citation Invoices
A civil citation may be issued by a Department of the City for noncompliance with the City of Huntington Beach's Municipal Code. Interest charges at 1.5% monthly and a processing fee are added if not paid within 30 days. To pay your parking ticket issued by the Police Department, please use the parking ticket citation payment link above.

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Pay by eCheck

Fire Inspections InvoiceThe Huntington Beach Fire Department performs annual inspections of all occupancies, with the exception of single family residences, in order to prevent the loss of life and property from fires. These inspections are intended eliminate fire hazards by confirming that each occupancy is in compliance with the Huntington Beach Fire Code.

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Pay by eCheck


Re-inspection InvoicesA re-inspection fee is assessed for non-compliance of a City code violation within the time allotted. Re-inspection fees may be assessed more than once for the same violation.

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Pay by eCheck

DUI InvoicesPolice and emergency response pursuant to persons driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. CA Govt Code Section 53150-53158.

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Pay by eCheck

False Alarm InvoicesAn Alarm Permit is required if you maintain or have installed on any premises any alarm system that directly or indirectly signals the Huntington Beach Police Department. The link to obtain a permit or pay an invoice from PMAM is: http://www.famspermit.com/huntingtonbeach. If you received an invoice from the City of Huntington Beach, you may pay by clicking on the buttons located here on the right.

Pay by Credit Card

Pay by eCheck

HazMat Disclosure InvoicesAn annual report required of businesses that use, handle or store hazardous materials to reduce the probability of accidents, expense and liability associated with the release of hazardous materials.

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Pay by eCheck

NPDES Inspection InvoicesThe National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States. The City requires a permit for those companies that discharge pollutants.

Pay by Credit Card

Pay by eCheck

Other Accounts Receivables Invoices

Pay your invoice on on-line by credit card or using your bank account.  Certain Accounts Receivable invoices are only payable on-line by ACH (your bank account) such as medical insurance, taxes and Lease payments and not payable by credit card.

Pay by Credit Card

Pay by eCheck

Municipal (Utility) Billing

Municipal Service Statements, which include water, sewer, trash, and optional FireMed service, are billed about every 30 days. The due date is printed on the bill. For questions contact utility billing at (714) 536-5919.

Other Payment Options

In addition to on-line payments above, the City accepts payments by mail and walk-in.

Utility Tax Exemption

Eligible senior citizens may apply for exempt status for city utility tax on all utility bills (water, telephone, cable, gas and water).

Not-Sufficient Funds (NSF) FeesRejection of a payment by your bank for a check or an electronic receipt will be charged $25 for the first occurrence and $35 for the second and subsequent occurrences.

Payment questions: Call a Customer Service Representative at 714-536-5445.

Parking Citation Payment InformationGeneral Information

There is now an 800 number that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, where parking citation information can be obtained referenced by your license plate number. The number is (800) 989-2058.  In addition, you can now pay your parking citation on-line at https://HB.CitationInfo.com. For further information on parking citations, please see www.hbpd.org.
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Civil Citations
Civil Citations are civil fines issued by a Department of the City of Huntington Beach for noncompliance with the City of Huntington Beach Municipal Code.  A Civil Citation may be issued to individuals or businesses that have violated the City’s Municipal Code.

Nonpayment of this fine may result in an adverse remark on your credit report or a lien if this fine is property related.

You must pay the fine within 30 calendar days of issue or be subject to late penalty and/or interest at a rate of 18% annually.  The citation and fine shall be mailed or delivered to the City of Huntington Beach, Attn: Civil Citations, P.O. Box 711, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-0711 or payment can be made on-line by credit card.  Be sure to include the citation number on the face of the check or money order or in the account number section for on-line payments in order to receive payment credit for your citation properly.
 
DO NOT SEND CASH.  PAYMENT OF THE FINE DOES NOT EXCUSE YOU FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO CORRECT THE VIOLATION.

Important Notice:  The violation of the Municipal Code section charged in a citation constitutes a NUISANCE.  Unpaid fines and other costs of abatement for property related violations may be collected by the City by an assessment and/or lien against your property pursuant to Government Code sections 38773.1 and 38773.5 and the Huntington Beach Municipal Code.  Unpaid assessments can result in the property being sold after three years by the County Tax Collector.  A full description of the civil citation procedures for Municipal Code violations and your rights in that process are found in Municipal Code Chapter 1.18.

To obtain a Hearing date to contest the Citation:  You must deposit the full amount of the fine with your request unless you also request on the back of the citation (and are granted) a financial hardship waiver.  You must specify the grounds for your hearing by checking a box on the form.  Written notice of the hearing date, time and place will be sent to the mailing address on the front of the citation at least 10 days prior to the hearing date.  (If you are unable to attend the hearing, you may submit a written declaration prior to the hearing in lieu of appearing in person.)  Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Failure to request a hearing within 30 calendar days from the date in the upper left-hand corner of the civil citation constitutes a waiver of all your rights to dispute this violation.

Questions:  Please call the citation information line at (714) 375-8446 and select the department which issued your citation. You will be connected with someone who can answer any questions or concerns.
Other Accounts Receivables
The following Accounts Receivables are payable on-line with credit card:

  • Civil Citations
  • DUI Billings
  • False Alarms
  • Hazmat Disclosure
  • NPDES Inspections
  • Reinspection Fee

The following accounts receivable invoices are not eligible to be paid by credit card:

Retiree medical insurance
Lease payments

See Other payment options for paying these invoices.
Other Payment Options
Payments by MailUtility and miscellaneous receivable invoices are mailed approximately every 30 days and are due upon receipt. Late charges, as noted on the bill, will be charged if payments are not received by the due date.

City of Huntington Beach
Attn:  City Treasurer
P.O. Box 711
Huntington Beach, CA  92648-0711

Payments at City Hall2000 Main Street on the 1st Floor at Cashiering Stations 1, 2 or 3 in the Huntington Beach Civic Center Building

  • Drop Boxes
    • A Day Drop is located in the City Hall lobby in front of the City Treasurer’s Department. No cash payments accepted.
    • A Night Drop is located on the outside west wall of City Hall, and is collected once a day at 3 p.m.. Cash payments accepted.
    • The third Night Drop for non-cash payments is a free-standing depository located between the Police Department and the City Hall building, near the fountain.  Pick-up is once a day at 3 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays).  No cash payments accepted.
  • Payments by Third Parties - On-line Banking Payments
    • Most financial institutions offer some form of online banking service with which to pay your bills. You may think payments made by online banking are automatically transmitted electronically, but we continue to receive paper checks from financial institutions on a daily basis. Help us “Go Green” by ensuring that your bank is sending us your utility payment electronically and double check that the account number you have entered for your on-line payment matches the account number on your utility statement exactly, including the dash. Payments with inaccurate account numbers or checks with payees not to the City of Huntington Beach may be rejected
If you have a payment that is not reflected on your account, please call us immediately at 714-536-5919. Also, for more information about our payment options, please call our general cashiering line at 714-536-5445.

Pay your Parking Ticket Citation by Phone

  • Call this toll-free number 1-800-565-0148.