The City of Peru bills each month for water fees, sewer fees, sewer fees, garbage/landfill fees and utility taxes.
Each bill shall contain the following information:
(1) The time period of utility services provided for each service
(2) The amount owed for each utility service supplied
(3) The date when complete payment is due; and
(4) Notice whether the bill for each service is based upon actual or estimated measurement of the amount of utility services supplied.
Due date: 17th day after billing date.
Penalty posted: 18th day after billing date.
Notice of disconnect generated: 18th day after billing date.
Last date of payment due: 28th day after billing date.
Termination date: 31st day after billing date.
New account deposits. All tenants who lease premises for residential purposes, any person who occupies premises for any purpose other than residential purposes, and all customers who have had service disconnected due to the delinquency of past bills shall deposit the following sums with the city clerk before electric service is provided by the city to the electric customer.
Move In & Out Options
Contact the City Clerk's Office at 815-223-0061, option 5 and talk to one of our utility billing representatives. A utility billing representative will help with completion of set up, transfer and cancellation requests.
Located within the City Clerk's Office at 1901 4th Street, a utility billing representative will help with completion of set up, transfer and cancellation requests.
Utility Bill Pay Options
Residents also can pay their bills in person with cash, check, or charge card. VISA and MasterCard are accepted. In-person payments can be made at the City Clerk's Office located at 1901 4th Street, Peru, IL 61354 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.
By Mail or Drop Box
Residents can also mail their payments to the address listed above or they can place their payments in the drop box, which is located in drive up off of Fulton Street between 4th and 5th Streets.
Residents can sign up to have their payment drafted from a checking/savings account by the city. This form of payment requires a voided check and filling out an authorization form. Print this form and return it with a voided check.
Online Account Access (E Pay)
Pay your utility bill with Online Bill Pay, which allows users to view usage, billing and payment history for the most recent year. New accounts can be created after you pay your first bill. If you're a first-time user, click on Utility Billing, select Sign in or sign up. Register your account.
If you don't wish to creat an account, you can make a one-time immediate payment here using your VISA/MasterCard.
Residents who experience any issues while processing can contact the the City Clerk's Office at (815) 223-0061 or email [email protected]
For more Utility Billing Information and Rates, please click here.
Below is a list of local community agencies who may be able to provide financial assistance to City of Peru utility customers.
Tri-County Opportunties Council-LIHEAP
308 Civic Road
LaSalle, IL 61301
A Servant's Heart
610 W Jefferson
Ottawa, IL 61350
IL Corps Community Center
516 W Madison Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
1009 Peoria Street
Peru, IL 61354