We are pleased to announce our online payment processing system has been enhanced! The payment portion is now the same cart/dashboard process that you are used to with other payment processors. Once you are registered, making payments safely, conveniently anytime, and having them posted immediately is a breeze. You can pay using a card or electronic check. Payments can be set up to be paid immediately or at a time in the future. The full payment or partial is possible. You can even set up recurring payments so they are paid automatically on the date you choose! The entire payment must be made by the due date to avoid late charges. The following fees will apply:
Credit transactions: $1.50 for payments less than $50, $3.00 for payments $50.01 to $100, $6.00 for payments $100.01 to $200.00, and $3.00 additional for each $ 100.
Electronic checks: $3.00 for all payments up to $10,000! Electronic checks are set up to come out of your checking account on the day you select.
After making a payment you will be emailed a confirmation of the transaction and payment. You have the option to print a paper copy of the receipt.
This site also provided a lot of great information about your water usage and prior billing information. You can even see a graph of past usage. Simply click here to be transferred to the payment and information site that will open in a new browser window. After registering search for your account by name or address. Once you find your account not only utility billing information is available to you but tax, assessment and other useful information about your account.
Online Bill Payment
If paying Online, just click the green "Pay Your Bill Now" button. Have your account number handy and follow the prompts.
Payment By Mail
If paying by check or money order through the mail, please send all payments with your payment coupon. To avoid late fees, please mail your payment at least five to seven business days before the due date specified on your bill.
Automatic Bank Draft
The worry-free way to pay your water bill. With this service, the amount of your monthly bill is automatically deducted from your bank account and credited to your utility account. There is no set-up fee or charge associated with this method of payment. To set up Automated Bank Draft, simply download and fill out the ACH Recurring Debit Form (if available) located in the Forms & Reports Section and drop it off or mail it to our office, along with a voided check.
Payment Drop-Off Location
You may pay your bill in person at our office address. We also have two dropbox options: There is a black dropbox located next to the front door of the Lake Charter Township Hall, and a red dropbox on Shawnee Rd in front of the Medic One building (old Township Fire Dept. building).
We accept cash, check, or money orders. To avoid longer wait times, please note that Mondays, Fridays, and the first day after a holiday are normally very busy.
Payment Through Financial Institution Online Bill Pay
Many financial institutions such as major banks offer their customers the ability to pay their bills via an online bill payment service (through your bank's website). Normally, these services debit the customer's checking or savings account to pay the bill. Depending on the financial institution, they may or may not charge a fee for the service. Payments may take up to seven business days to post to the customer's account. Please consult with your bank for more information.
Need Help Paying Your Bill?
There is help available. Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency may be a helpful resource. Click here to find out more information.
Lake Charter Township Water System
P.O. Box 818
Bridgeman, MI 49106