Utility Payments
Utility payments will be received as follows:

  • Mail: PO Box 475, Zillah, WA 98953
  • The City of Zillah is online and auto-pay can be found at pay online or call City Hall for assistance at 509-829-5151.   
  • Drop box located on the East side of the city hall building
  • The drive-through window is located on the East side of the city hall building during business hours (M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Before commencing utility service connection to any person not presently paying utility charges to the City of Zillah, said person requesting such delivery and service shall be required to deposit to the city the sum of $100.00. Said deposit shall be refunded to the account holder's water account after making on-time payments after a one-year period and on the condition that all utility charges billed by the City of Zillah to said account holders have been paid on a timely basis, as defined in ZMC 13.08.117. Someone eighteen (18) years or older must be at the location to be connected. The said deposit, less any outstanding charges, may also be refunded and returned to the said account holders upon a request that said person discontinue utility service. 

Any account holder changing residences within the area served by Zillah Utilities and who requests said services from the city will not be required to make a deposit if the said account holder has previously received utility service from the city and the account holder has timely paid all billings for a period of one year.

Water meters are read around the 15th of each month. Utility bills are mailed during the last week of the month. Current monthly utility charges are:

WATER: $17.44 for the usage of up to 300 cu. ft., SEWER: $25.32 base plus $2.09 per 100 cu. ft. for residential, GARBAGE: $22.81, WATER IMPROVEMENT: $9.00, SEWER IMPROVEMENT: $7.00, SEWER PUMP FEE: $18.00 (The Sewer Pump fee is only in the Zillah Lakes Development)

UTILITY TAX: 26.3% of Water and 32% of Sewer and Garbage

The sewer charge is based on water usage. Commercial customers pay a base rate plus an additional amount based on water usage. You will be delivered a 64-gallon container within five (5) working days of moving into your residence. Extra garbage cans can be added for an additional charge per can per month. Extra garbage is billed at $4.18 per item over the 64-gallon minimum. Garbage pickup can be early in the morning, so we recommend placing the cans out the night before pick-up. Certain sections of town have Thursday pick-up, while others are scheduled for Monday. Contact City Hall to find out which day your address is scheduled. A 96-gallon yard Waste Container is available for a one-time $29.98 tote delivery fee and then $12.74 monthly. If you are a low-income senior over 65 or a low-income disabled, you may qualify for a 25% discount on the utility tax.  Garbage pick-up will be delayed one day on the following Holidays: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

YAKIMA WASTE DELAYED PICK-UP SCHEDULEGarbage pick-up will be delayed one day on the following Holidays: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

AFTER-HOURS EMERGENCY NUMBERSFor Emergency Public Works issues on weekends and holidays, you can call 509-829-5676. Leave a message as necessary, and your call will be returned. For all other Emergencies, call 911.


Yard Sales are popular during nice weather. For $5.00, you can purchase a Yard Sale Permit online or at City Hall. You may purchase up to three permits per lot per year. 

  1. Yard sales may only be conducted during the daylight hours. 
  2. Yard sale signs and posters shall be permitted on the property of the person obtaining the permit to conduct the sale. Yard sale signs may be placed on other parcels of private property with the owner's consent—no yard sale signs should be placed on power poles.
  3. Yard sales signs shall be posted no more than 48 hours before the sale and removed within six hours after the sale's close. 

recycling Bin

Yakima Waste has offered to provide recycling bins. One 64-gallon cart, picked up every other week, will cost approximately $9.50 per month.

This service is optional; if you are interested, you must contact Yakima Waste to order it. Unlike the city's regular garbage service, Yakima Waste will take the orders and bill separately from the city's regular garbage billing.

You can call them now to sign up for the service.  The contact number for Yakima Waste is 509-248-4213.

Make your Utility or Irrigation Payment online:


PO BOX 475, ZILLAH, WA 98953
509-829-5151 FAX 509-829-5457

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