Utilities-Fees & Payments

Payment Information

The City of Buffalo accepts payments for water/sewer/garbage only at Buffalo City Hall. Payments may be made by the following method:

Postal mail: P. O. Box 219, Buffalo, TX 75831
In Person: 812 N. Buffalo Avenue, Buffalo, Texas. An after-hours drop box is located to the left of the main office doors. Please use this box if you are dropping off cash, checks or money orders after hours. **We now have a drive-up drop box located on the north side of the building. Please use this for money order and check payments only. Please, no cash!** Online payment services coming soon!

All City residential and business customers pay each month for water used. The city provides enrollment for AirMedCare membership; membership is $5.00, billed on water bill every month.

Would you like to contribute to the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department? A voluntary contribution can be made monthly in the amount of $2.00 on your water bill and you have the option to exclude the payment whenever you need to. Contact city hall to obtain an application.

Residential sewer gallons charged for all usage.

Payment Due Dates

Utility bills are due between the 1st and 10th of each month. A 10% late charge is added to the bill, after the 10th of each month. If the 10th falls on a weekend or holiday, you have the following day to pay without a late fee. If the bill remains unpaid, service will be disconnected 10 working days after the due date. A $40.00 fee is charged for reconnection of service.

Forms of Payment

We accept credit cards with 3% convenience fee added, check, money order or cash. Returned checks will be charged a $30.00 fee and, if left unpaid, will result in the disconnection of water service.

Tap Fees

  • Water Tap Fee – $550.00
  • Sewer Tap Fee – $500.00
  • Street Crossing Fee – $200.00

Deposit Fees

  • Residential Homeowner – $100.00
  • Residential Renter – $150.00
  • Commercial – $150.00
  • Dumpster Deposits are Required- Rate is dependent on the size of the dumpster.

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Contact Information

The City of Buffalo hopes this information is helpful for you. If we can answer any questions or provide any assistance, please contact us.

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 219
Buffalo, Texas 758331

Telephone: 903-322-4741
Fax: 903-322-2142
Email: utilities@buffalotex.com

Office Hours:
Lobby Hours: 8 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday