Utility Services and Billing
Electricity, Water and Wastewater
Electricity, water and wastewater service is supplied by Naperville's Electric and Water Utilities. The majority of electric and water meters are read through an automated process that does not require meter readers to access properties.
Naperville offers customers a variety of convenient payment options.
To establish service, residents must register and pay a deposit at the City’s Finance Department. Utility customers who own their property will have their security deposit refunded automatically after two years of good payment history. Utility customers who lease residential or commercial property will have their security deposit refunded at the termination of their utility service. When an account is closed, the deposit is applied to the final balance. For customers who do not have a balance, a payment refund check is issued. The city requires a minimum notification of two business days to start or stop service.
- Electric Service Rules and Policies - revised April 2021
- DPU-E Service Entrance Requirements Booklet - revised February 2014
To start or stop an electric and/or water utility account, submit your request online through the Help Center.
Residents who do not currently have an account through the City's Help Center will need to create an account before submitting a request online.Create an Account
Customers who already have a login and password for the City's Help Center may proceed directly to the site to start or stop an electric and/or water utility account.Start or Stop a Utility Service
If you prefer to call, a customer service representative can be reached during business hours by dialing (630) 420-6059. To report power outages during non-business hours, please call Naperville's Customer Care Center at (630) 420-6187.
Residential and commercial gas utility in Naperville is provided by Nicor Gas.
For more information or to establish service, call (888) 642-6748 or visit Nicor Gas.
If you have a natural gas emergency, call (888) NICOR4U (642-6748).
Utility Bill Payment Options
The City of Naperville offers a number of convenient ways to pay your monthly utility bill.View the Options
Understanding Your Utility Bill
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Utility Deposit Information
Why does the city hold utility deposits?
Holding utility deposits helps reduce the city’s exposure to delinquent accounts.
How are utility deposits calculated?
Section 8-1C-3.12 and 8-2C-8 of the Naperville Municipal Code identifies the city’s requirements for utility deposits. The deposit is $150 for electric service or an amount equal to two months of estimated charges based upon historical usage at the location, whichever is greater. The deposit is $100 for water/wastewater service or an amount equal to two months of estimated charges based upon historical usage at the location, whichever is greater.
Will my deposit be returned to me?
The city applies deposits of utility customers who rent or lease property towards their final bill and any remainder is refunded. The deposits of utility customers who own their property are returned after two years of on-time payments with sufficient funds. The deposit is applied to their utility account and they are not required to maintain a deposit with the city as long as they timely pay their utility bills.
Will my deposit be returned to me in the form of a check?
No. The refund will be applied directly to your utility account as a credit on your utility bill.
What if I own my property?
New and current utility customers who own their property will have their utility deposit returned after two years of on-time payments with sufficient funds.
What if I rent my property?
Utility customers who rent their property will have their utility deposit refunded at the termination of their utility service. The deposit will be applied to the customer’s final bill and the remainder will be refunded. Any rental account active prior to November 1, 2010 that has already received a deposit refund to the utility account will not be required to pay the deposit again unless the credit history deems it necessary. Renters leasing a home after November 1, 2010 will receive it when the utility account is closed.
Voluntary Rental Property Registration for Utility Deposit Purposes
In order for the City to maintain a current rental property address list, property owners are asked to register the rental/lease addresses. The registration will ensure that the tenant deposit is held until the termination of the utility account. If a renter does not pay his/her utility bills, the city holds the property owner liable and files a lien against the property. Holding the deposits will reduce any potential delinquency balance to the city for which the property owner is ultimately liable for. If the property is not registered by the landlord, the City may be unable to hold the utility deposit for the rental units.
Register your rental property using the Rental Property Registration Form.
All landlord updates must be submitted electronically through the Help Center.
Who can I call for more information?
Please contact the Finance Department at (630) 420-6059.