Finance

Mission Statement

To be responsive to Los Banos residents, to ensure prompt and reliable services to City vendors, and to provide timely and accurate information to the City Mayor, City Council, and City department heads.

Background

The Finance Department is responsible for utility bills, accounts payable, and the City’s annual budget and financial statements. The Finance Department is located at City Hall at 520 J Street, Los Banos, CA 93635. The City Treasurer is Lucy Lawrence.

Contact Information

The Finance Department can be reached by telephone at (209)827-7000 ext. 0 or visited at City Hall at 520 J Street, Los Banos CA 93635.

To contact us via the internet:

Billing Information

Welcome to the City of Los Banos. The following file explains the basic residential rate with additional useful information.

The following file provides information about the Automatic Utility Bill Pay option. An application form is also included.

The following form allows you to cancel the automatic bill pay service.

Application for Utility Services PDF Form.

Application for Utility Services Online Form.

Termination Utility Services PDF Form.

Click on the Public Utility Rates Download link on the left menu to view a PDF file showing the current rate for services as of July 1, 2015. Questions regarding rates and or billing inquiries should be addressed to the Finance Department at (209) 827-7000. You can also inquire in person at City Hall at 520 J Street, Los Banos, CA 93635.

Adopted City Budget

Public Utility Rates

The following is the current rate for services effective July 1, 2023. Questions regarding rates and or billing inquiries should be addressed to the Finance department at (209) 827-7000. You can also inquire in person at the Los Banos City Hall located at 520 “J” Street, Los Banos CA 93635.

Residential: (Monthly)

Water: $24.55 Minimum base rate per month (Allowance of 1,500 cubic feet per month) +$ 1.90 Overage cost per 100 cubic feet.
For multiple family units greater than one unit on one meter: minimum rate plus $8.73 per unit.

Wastewater Collections: $21.96 Flat charge monthly rate.
For multiple dwellings or trailer parks with a common sewer: $21.96 + $21.96 per each unit in excess of one.

Wastewater Treatment: $9.55 Flat charge monthly rate.
For multiple dwellings or trailer parks with a common sewer: $9.55 + $9.55 per each unit in excess of one.

Deposits: $200.00 per account.

Meter Tests: $25.00 Deposit, returnable if meter registers over two percent more than actual flow.

Late Charges: 15% charge of billing for water, wastewater collection, wastewater treatment, and garbage disposal.

Delinquency Administration Processing Fee: $50.00 for water, wastewater treatment, wastewater collection, and garbage disposal.

Returned Check Fee: $35.00

Commercial: (Monthly)

Water
For meters less than 1″$24.55 per month
For meters more than 1″ – 1 1/2″$29.90 per month
For meters more than 1 1/2″ – 2″$34.46 per month
For meters more than 2″ to 3″$39.35 per month
For meters more than 3″ to 4″$49.16 per month

For meters over 4″ – the minimum monthly charge shall be as determined by the Public Works Department and the City Engineer.

Allowance amount = 1,500 cubic feet per month any usage over 1500 cubic feet during a one month reading cycle will be charged at $1.90 per 100 cubic feet

Wastewater Collection
$ 43.91 Monthly flat rate
For hotels & motels $43.91 per month +
$10.83 per room with kitchen facility
$5.47 per room without kitchen facilities.
$ 0.99 Schools – per student per month
$ 21.96 for places of religious worship per month
Wastewater Treatment
$ 1.93 Schools – per student per month
$ 1.64 per 100 cu ft of water used for standard industrial
$ 2.09 per 100 cu ft of water used for bakeries, restaurants, dry cleaning, motion picture theaters, packing sheds, and dry process dairy products
$ 2.74 per 100 cu ft of water used for meat products

Deposits: $200.00 per account.

Meter Tests: $25.00 Deposit, returnable if meter registers over two percent more than actual flow.

Late Charges: 15% charge of billing for water, wastewater treatment, wastewater collection, and garbage disposal.

Delinquency Processing Fee: $50.00 for water, wastewater collection, wastewater treatment, and garbage disposal.

Returned Check Fee: $35.00 per returned transaction.

Refuse Collection Rate Schedule Monthly Rates as of 7/1/2023

Residential Service

Garbage Service includes a blue 96 gallon recycling cart, a green 96 gallon cart, and a choice of either a 64 gallon or 96 gray gallon cart for trash:

Gray cart:64 gallon Cart96 gallon Cart
Curb side pick up$43.90$45.50
Dumpster Rental
Please contact Mid Valley Disposal for rates at (209) 270-5100
Commercial Service
Please contact Mid Valley Disposal for rates at (209) 270-5100
Commercial Recyclable Materials
Please contact Mid Valley Disposal for rates at (209) 270-5100