Utility pre-authorized withdrawals

Utility pre-authorized withdrawals authorize the City of Vancouver to automatically withdraw the amount you owe for your utility payment from your bank account on the due date.

Why you should sign up

  • The program is convenient, saving you time and money (no more cheques, stamps or needing to remember to pay)
  • You will never pay late fees or miss discounts

Join the utility pre-authorized withdrawals program

Complete and sign the utility pre-authorized withdrawals agreement form. Submit the form, with a void cheque, to Revenue Services by mail.

 Note: The program cannot be used to pay an outstanding or overdue balance, so please make sure your utility bill is paid before you join.

Download the agreement form

Cancel or change your utility pre-authorized withdrawals program

You must notify the City of any changes that affect your participation in the program (such as changing your bank, selling your property, or cancelling utility-pre-authorized withdrawals).

Complete the utility-pre-authorized withdrawals change form.

Submit the form, with a void cheque if required, to Revenue Services by mail at least 20 days before your next payment date.

Download the change request form

Paying your utility bill

The City offers you four ways to pay your utility bill:

  • Online
  • By mail
  • City Hall's mail slot
  • In person

Learn more about the ways to pay your utility bill.

Learn more