Billing Department

The City of Kings Mountain is a full service utility community which provides electric, natural gas, sewer, and water services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers.

The Utility/Billing Department is responsible for the billing and collection of utility and other services provided by the City of Kings Mountain.

The City of Kings Mountain will treat its citizens in a fair and indiscriminate manner, while recognizing the distinct needs and requirements of each customer. The City of Kings Mountain will strive to provide fast and friendly service, while assuring the safety of the public and employees alike.

Collection Information

Due Dates & Late Fees

Receipt of payments on utility accounts is due on the 20th of each month by 5 p.m. to avoid a late fee. Utility accounts with a balance of $10 or more after 5 p.m. on the 20th of each month will accrue a late fee of 1% of the balance due with a minimum of $10.

If the 20th falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or Holiday the due date will be the following business day by 5 p.m.

Receipt of payment on utility account is due the last day of each month by 5 p.m. to avoid disconnection of service and additional processing fees.

Payment Methods

For our customers convenience the city accepts bank draft, cash, personal check, e-check, and credit cards for utility payment. Credit card and e-check payment customers must pay online. You can make your credit card or e-check payment from home or use our kiosk in the City Hall lobby.  

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I start new service or transfer service within the service area?
    • Residential New Construction
      • Complete and sign a New Service Information Form and provide a State issued ID.  
      • Utility deposit may be required and must be paid at the time of application.  It must be paid using cash, check or money order.
      • Provide the location address.  The Planning Department issues an address if the property is located in the city limits.
      • Provide approved utility tap applications for all services needed.
      • Provide a building permit number which must receive validation issued by the Codes Department.
      • All services must be applied for and included on the utility account at the time of application
      • Rules of the NC State Licensing Board for all contractors must be followed if structure is built with the intent to resale and rental before we allow a buyer or tenant to open and account on the location.
    • Existing Residential Structure
      • Complete and sign a New Service Information Form  and provide a State issued ID if you are a new customer.  
      • Complete and sign a Transfer Service Request Form and provide a State issued ID if you are a current customer moving within the service area.
      • Provide proof of ownership or a lease agreement
      • Utility deposit may be required and must be paid at the time of application.  It must be paid using cash, check or money order.
      • Provide proof of approved inspection if the location has had no service for a period of one year or more.  The codes department will have to complete the inspection.
      • Provide a permit number which must have validation by the Codes Department if structural or utility service upgrades are needed.
      • All services must be applied for or included on the utility at the time of application.
      • Rules of the NC State Licensing Board for all contractors must be followed if the account is set up for renovation of the structure with the intent of resale or rental before we allow buyer or tenant to open an account. 
    •  Commercial New Construction
      • Complete and sign a New Service Information Form and provide a State issued ID.
      • Provide the location address.  The Planning Department issues an address if the property is located in the city limits.
      • Provide an approved utility tap application for all services needed.
      • Provide a building permit number issued by the Building/Codes department of the City or County.
      • Services will vary based upon needs and availability at the time of application.
    • Existing Commercial Structure
      • Complete and sign a New Service Information Form and provide a State issued ID.
      • Provide proof of ownership or a lease agreement.
      • Utility deposit may be required and must be paid at the time of application.  It must be paid using cash, check or money order. 
      • Provide proof of approved New Business Verification Form.  This form must be approved by both Planning/Zoning and the Codes Department.
      • Provide proof of approved inspection if the location has had no service for a period of one year or more.  The Codes Department will have to complete the inspection.  The Codes Department's phone number is 704-734-4599.
      • Provide a permit number issued by the Building/Codes department of the City or County if any structural or utility service upgrades are required.
      • Rules of the NC State Licensing Board for all contractors must be followed if the account is set up for renovation of the structure with the intent of resale or rental before we allow buyer or tenant to open an account on the location.
    • How do I close my account?
      • There are three (3) options to close an account
        • You can come to City Hall located at 101 W Gold Street in Kings Mountain with your photo ID.
        • You can fill out this Move Out Request Form and e-mail the completed form along with the required documents to the Billing department.
        • If you are a registered online user you can submit the move out request through the online customer portal.
    • How do I sign up for Bank Draft?
      • You can come to the City Hall located at 101 W Gold Street in Kings Mountain and fill out the Bank Draft Authorization Form.  Please make sure that you have the bank routing and account number associated with the account you want drafted.
      • You can also complete the Bank Draft Authorization Form, print it, and bring the completed form to the Billing Department.
      • If you are a registered online you can set your account up for an automatic debit using your debit card which will charge you a 2.95% fee based on the amount of your bill or have it draft using your bank routing and account number for a fee of $0.95 per transaction.
      • All bank draft payments will be drafted on the due date (20th) of each month unless the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday and then it will be drafted next business day.
    • How do I get an adjustment after filling up my swimming pool?
      • When adjusting for a swimming pool fill up we ONLY adjust the sewer charges.  To do this you will need to take a photo or write down the reading from the water meter before and after the pool fill up.  If you are unable to get the information, we can adjust your usage to average using past consumption history.  Notice:  only one pool fill up adjustment per year is allowed.
    • How do I get an extension/agreement for my account?
      • To qualify for an extension you will have to prove a hardship.  Examples are receipts for an unexpected expense over $50.00.  One extension per year will be allowed.
        • Prescription medication
        • Car Repairs
        • Home Repair 
      • Absence from work that has been "unpaid".  You will need to provide a letter on company letterhead stating that you have been out of work and not paid.