Public access to City buildings scaling back amidst coronavirus concerns
The City of San Angelo is officially closing certain in-person services to the public to protect our community against the spread of COVID-19. Effective tomorrow, March 18, the City Hall Annex (301 West Beauregard Ave.) will close its doors to the general public.
Offices in the Annex include the SAPD Criminal Investigations Division, SAFD Fire Prevention, Public Information, Engineering Services, Operations Administration, Billing and Receipts, and Water Customer Service. In-person visits for all of these offices will be by appointment only, excluding Billing and Receipts and Customer Service, which will direct people to make payments as outlined below. For new service connections or disconnections, visit cosatx.us/customerservice. Signs will be posted outside the building with contact information, but citizens may also visit cosatx.us to find the appropriate contact for each department.
Water utility payments will be accepted only in the following ways:
- Online – Visit the City’s website at cosatx.us/waterbill. Online credit card payments or e-check/bank drafts payments can be made month-to-month or by establishing an automatically recurring payment. Customers will also have the option to go paperless and/or sign up for “Pay by Text” to receive notifications and pay via text message. Online payments are unavailable from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. daily and from 3:30 a.m.-4:30 a.m. Mondays for system updates.
- Mail – Mail a payment to the City of San Angelo Utility Billing/Collections, P.O. Box 5820, San Angelo, TX 76902. Make checks payable to City of San Angelo - Water or COSA - Water.
- Dropbox (south side of building) – 24-hour payment dropbox is located on the south side of City Hall Annex, 301 W. Beauregard Avenue. Please pay with check or money order to ensure proper credit. *Cash will be temporarily accepted. Exact change is preferred, but overage will go towards a credit on the next scheduled statement. The San Angelo Police Department will assist in additional monitoring and security of the dropbox during this time, and the dropbox will be serviced at more frequent intervals.
- Dropbox (first interior entrance door foyer) – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. dropbox located just inside the first entrance door, but not past the second, will be available for those who do not want to utilize the outdoor dropbox.
- Phone – You may also call Customer Service at (325) 657-4323 and select the option to make a payment over the phone. Long-distance users may call 1-855-419-2758. Phone payments are unavailable from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. daily and from 3:30 a.m.-4:30 a.m. Mondays for system updates.
Real estate lease payments will need to be made at one of the dropboxes at the City Hall Annex.
The Municipal Court has also suspended all court hearings for at least 45 days and limited the number of customers in the building to 10 at a time. Defendants will receive notice of reset dates by mail. This includes jury trials. If anyone has received a notice for jury service, they may disregard it for the time being. Customers will be asked to spread out six feet apart from each other while waiting in the lobby.
The Court encourages payments online or by phone, but a drive-thru is available for express court business such as payments, certificate drop-off and compliance dismissals. Defendants may call the Municipal Court at (325)657-4371 for any court-related questions.
All of these changes will be ongoing until further notice. Updates will be posted on the City website at cosatx.us and on the City of San Angelo, Texas Facebook page.
Water Customer Service
Do not use DOXO to pay your City of San Angelo water bill.
Recently, some customers reported being directed to a website called DOXO to pay their bill online. The City of San Angelo's water utility is in no way affiliated with this service. The payment option for online payment is secured through our website at cosatx.us/waterbill. If you have questions or are unsure, please call our office at 325-657-4323.
For more information about the municipal services statement and payments, call 325-657-4323.
Info needed to activate services
- Service address
- Valid Driver's license
- Social Security card (for a residential account)
- Tax ID number (for a commercial account)
- Phone number
- Mailing address
- Rental / lease / purchase agreement
- Completed utility services acknowledgment & right to access form (online version or PDF)
Connections are scheduled for next-day service. Customers must first complete a utility services acknowledgment & right to access form, which can be filled out online or using this PDF. Customers requesting service may also download a residential application (PDF) or a commercial application (PDF). Customers who call on Friday will be connected the following Monday.
- Connection times are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- After-hour connections and re-connections are available Mondays-Fridays for an additional service fee of $50. All fees must be paid in advance during regular business hours. Requests for new service connection will be available on weekends and holidays. New customers will be required to come in person to complete paperwork and payment by 10 a.m. the next available business day.
- For more information, call Customer Service at 325-657-4323.
- Please allow 48 hours for processing.
Transferring Service (left click to open)
Email form to email@example.com. Please allow 48 hours for processing.
Disconnecting Service (left click to open)
Email form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 48 hours for processing.
Costs to activate new residential service
- $20 activation fee for new accounts
- $100 deposit for water/sprinkler (deposit may vary, depending on meter size and customer history)
- $50 sewer deposit (if no water service)
- $50 trash deposit (if no water service)
- $50 after-hours connection fee (if applicable)
- If transferring service, your deposit will also transfer
Understanding your municipal services statement
The municipal services statement you receive monthly from the City of San Angelo includes fees other than water. Depending upon a household’s usage, water fees can represent as little as 35 percent of the monthly bill, with charges for trash service, storm water and sewer accounting for the balance.
Here’s a line-item primer for each of the charges that appear on a residential statement:
- Trash service - provided by Republic Services, with whom the City contracts for trash service and landfill operations.
- Trash sales tax - 8.25-percent sales tax applied to trash service charges.
- Storm water fee - determined by the amount of impervious area on a property – typically roofs, driveways, patios, walkways and sidewalks – that contribute to rainwater flowing into the storm water drainage system.The fees help fund City efforts to meet federally mandated regulations for maintaining those systems. Storm water fee rates are tiered. As impervious surface area increases, a higher rate applies. The average residential homeowner pays $3 or $4 per month.
- Sewer base fee - determined by the size of the customer’s water meter. The fees fund the operation of the wastewater sewer system. Most residences have a meter that measures five-eighths of an inch and currently pays $29.72 per month. Of that amount, $4.64 is designated for capital improvements to the sewer system.
- Sewer usage fee - based upon an average monthly water usage during December, January and February. Customers who average more than 4,000 gallons per month during that span pay $3.75 for each additional 1,000-gallon increment.
- Water base fee - determined by the size of the customer’s meter. A residence using a five-eighths of an inch meter (the most common size) pays $30.69 per month with $3.32 designated for water-related capital improvements. Water main replacements, Hickory Aquifer infrastructure and fees related to exploration of other potential water sources are examples of capital improvements.
- Water usage fees - determined by two factors: how much water a customer uses and what drought level the city is under. The water rate structure is tiered; as a customer uses more water, they pay a higher rate.
Water customers who live outside the city limits pay 1.5 times the rate paid by city dwellers. Water usage is billed in 1,000-gallon increments. If a new customer uses 1,500 gallons of water the first month, charges are for 1,000 gallons that month. The remaining 500-gallon balance rolls forward until it reaches a 1,000-gallon increment. If the following month the customer used 1,500 gallons, the charge is for 2,000 gallons of usage. For each 1,000 gallons billed, 95 cents is allocated to the water capital improvement fund. Each mailed bill includes a memo box noting the amount dedicated to water and sewer capital projects.
Other municipal service charges you should know about:
- A 15% late fee if not paid within 25 days of the billing date. Payments made after 5 p.m. apply to the next business day.
- A $25 fee for returned checks.
- A $30 fee is required to re-connect service. Outstanding balances and fees are due prior to re-connection.
- A $20 activation fee plus a deposit when an account is established. The amount of the deposit depends upon the customer’s credit history with the Water Utilities Department. The minimum deposit is $100. Deposits are refunded after a four-year period if the customer has no delinquent payments or service discontinued.
Customers who pay their bills online at cosatx.us/waterbill may note a difference between the online balance and the mailed statement balance. The online balance is a current balance and includes any changes to the account since the statement billed.
Customers who have questions regarding their statement or their service are encouraged to call the Water Customer Service Division at 325-657-4323; visit our offices at the City Hall Annex, first floor, 301 W. Beauregard Ave., adjacent to City Hall; or email Customer Service Manager Petra Trevino.
We want all of our customers to fully understand their municipal services statement and enjoy a pleasant customer service experience.