Department of Public Works

My Account

My Bill

All accounts receive a paper bill unless otherwise specified.  

You can elect to go paperless by signing up for our online portal.  Please have a valid email address and a recent bill to complete the set up. 

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If you are purchasing a home in Burlington then please review our FAQ related to property transfers. 

If you are a landlord or a tenant seeking to have a name added to your exisiting account then please review our FAQ related to renting and the water bill.  


We accept the following payment types:

  • Personal, business or bill pay check
  • Money order
  • Cash (235 Penny Lane only)
  • Automatic Debit: We offer a scheduled automatic debit from your checking or savings account and this service is free.  Please download the form or we would be happy to mail, email or fax one to you. 
  • Credit Cards: We are partnered with MuniciPAY to accept credit cards in our Penny Lane office, over the phone or online.  They charge a fee of $3.00 or 2.65% of the transaction, whichever is higher. They are also our processor for eChecks and that fee is $1.50. Please note, you do not have to set up an account with MuniciPAY to make a payment--you simply need the Water Resources account number and the amount you would like to pay. 

Pay in person:

  • Our business office is located at 235 Penny Lane (at the end of Lake Street) and we are open 8-4:30, Monday through Friday.  We accept cash, check and money order payments during business hours. There is also a drop box at the front entrance which is available 24/7 (checks only). 
  • Burlington Electric Department located at 585 Pine Street, Burlington Public Works located at 645 Pine Street and City Hall located at 149 Church Street. All of these locations accept our payments and they are sent to us via courier each morning. 

Mail your payment:

  • Your monthly bill includes a preprinted return envelope with our mailing address: Water Resources, P O Box 1758, Albany, NY 12201.  Please do not mail cash. 
  • Information about our change to offsite payment processing