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AutoPay - The Convenient, Easy Way to Pay Your Utility Bills

What is AutoPay?

AutoPay is a service offered by the City of Ames that allows you to have your monthly utility bill paid automatically from your checking account. Your bill is paid on the due date of your bill without any effort on your part. AutoPay is provided at no cost to you.

How Does AutoPay Work?

You will continue to receive your monthly bill, which will note that your bank account will be drafted. This will give you time to review the charges on your bill before your account is drafted. The total amount of your bill will be deducted from your checking account on the due date of your bill.

Benefits of AutoPay

AutoPay saves you time and money. Your bill is paid automatically so you do not spend any of your time writing a check, addressing an envelope, or mailing your payment. You save money because there is no postage or late fees to worry about. Your utility bill is always paid on time.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Withdrawals will occur on the due date listed on your monthly utility bill.
  2. Withdrawals will be for the total amount due on your monthly utility bill.
  3. The City of Ames’ authority to transfer funds from your account will not cease until the City of Ames receives written notice from you revoking the agreement. The City of Ames must receive this notice at least 30 days before the date on which you wish the agreement to end.
  4. If a withdrawal cannot be made, with or without cause on your part, the City of Ames shall be under no liability whatsoever.
  5. If a withdrawal is returned unpaid, a fee may be assessed by the City of Ames.

How to Sign Up for AutoPay

It is easy to sign up for AutoPay! First, download and complete an AutoPay authorization form. Then attach a voided check to the completed AutoPay authorization form and mail to: Ames Municipal Utilities, PO Box 811, Ames, IA 50010-0811. A voided check is needed to verify your financial institution’s routing number and your checking account number. Please do not send a voided deposit slip since it may list an internal routing number rather than your financial institution’s routing number.


Download AutoPay Authorization Form


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