Village Utility Information for residents and property owners
The Village of Shabbona sends out Utility Bills quarterly. Payments are due within 30 days. The infrastructure of our water and sewer systems must be maintained. Our budget is based on each UNIT paying at least a minimum utility charge twelve months of the year. Our garbage service contract does not allow us to change the number of pickups throughout the year. We are billed regardless of there being garbage out or not. Units are billed the minimum, even when empty.
Utility Bills are due: January 30th, April 30th, July 30th, and October 30th.
-Utility Bills are due by no later than 6pm on the 30th day after the quarter ends.
-10% LATE FEE is added to the current amount due after 6pm on the 30th day.
-Payments not received by 6pm on the 45th day will be assessed a Delinquency Fee of $50.00 and scheduled for shut-off.
UTILITY RATES (as of 7/1/17):
Minimum Utility Billing is $55.40 per month or $166.20 per quarter.
Garbage - $18.61 per month - $55.83 per quarter.
Water – Minimum 8,000 gallons per quarter - $33.93
Sewer – Minimum 8,000 gallons per quarter – $42.57
Meter Maintenance - $3.87/quarter
Bond Debt Reduction - $10.00/mos - $30.00/quarter
The above schedule for Utility Payments is per the Village Ordinance. If a bill has not been received,
Ordinance states that you are still responsible. Please contact the Village Treasurer (Cindy 815-824-2771) for your bill, if you have not received it by the 10th of the month after quarter ends.
Please make sure your correct mailing address and a current phone number are on file with the
Treasurer, in case there is a need to reach you (such as unexpected/large water usage).
If there is a circumstance that prevents you from paying your bill within 30 days, please contact the Village Treasurer, before the 25th day. A payment plan that will work for you and the Village Board, should be able to be worked out. Communication will help to avoid penalty fees.
WATER “TURNED OFF” will not be turned back on until the entire current amount due, including
all penalty fees are paid. At this point payment must be in Cash or with a Money Order, to the Village Treasurer for deposit. If payment is made after 3pm, water will be turned on the following business day.
NEW OWNERS: There is a $50.00 per unit Administrative fee when Ownership Changes. Please be sure to contact the Village Treasurer (Cindy 815-824-2771), so that current contact information for you is on file (i.e. Mailing and Phone) and also so that we can be sure to obtain a current reading if we have not already done so.
CHANGE OF OCCUPANT: Please make sure when moving out that you notify the Village Treasurer 815-824-2771. We will take a reading upon move out date, if we are aware, in order to insure correct billing. Address for FINAL BILL needs to be provided. Final Bills are due upon receipt. If selling, please pay Final Bill before the closing. New Occupant’s need to contact the Village Treasurer upon move in, so that correct information is on file, and a current reading can be taken.