No. Should you choose to delay payment, you simply do not need to pay your bill by the normal deadline. You have until September 30 to pay utility bills from January through June without penalty.
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On March 24, 2020, council passed a motion to provide an option for homeowners and businesses to delay water, wastewater and curbside collection bill payments until September 30, 2020.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many Beaumont homeowners and businesses may need extra time to pay their bills. The City put this measure in place to give homeowners and businesses some flexibility to manage their household or business finances.
No – should a homeowner or business decide to delay, penalties will not be charged on water, wastewater and curbside collection bills until October 1.
As this is a deferral, not forgiveness of utility bills, it is recommended that the bills be paid on normal bi-monthly intervals. The intent is to provide flexibility for those hardest hit by COVID-19.
Yes – as delaying payment is only an option, those with automatic withdrawal must cancel these payments in order to delay paying. You can change your billing method here: www.beaumont.ab.ca/210/Payment-Options
The city will work with residents to determine a payment plan to pay this deferred balance, if required. Please email email@example.com or call 780-929-1351 to discuss options.
The City will not transfer outstanding amounts from 2020 to property taxes until after September 30.