Utility Billing

The Finance Department is responsible for utility billing for water and sewer operations, as well as refuse.

The most efficient way to pay your Utility Bill is through our Automatic Payment Program which automatically pays your Utility Bill from your checking or savings account on the due date noted on your bill. Lakewood residents are encouraged to participate in this direct deposit program opportunity. Download and complete a form today to begin having your Village Utility Bill paid automatically from a bank account of your choice.

Residents may also submit one-time electronic payments through the Village's E-Payment site.  Payment options include Master Card, American Express, Discover and eCheck, however there is a service fee of 2.35% or $1.00 minimum charged for using this system.  E-checks include a $1.00 service fee.  The fee is not charged or collected by the Village of Lakewood.

Billing Periods

The Village bills residents every two months for utility usage and refuse collection. The east side of the Village, which has private wells, is billed for sewer and refuse, and the rest of the Village is billed for Lakewood Utilities (water and sewer) as well as refuse.  Bills are for the preceding 2-month period.  They are mailed between the 1st and the 10th of the month, with payment due 20 days from the billing date. 

Mail Dates: February, April, June, August, October and December

Country Club Additions (The Gates) 
Lakewood Manor 
Crystal Lake Homesites residents

East Side Sewer & Refuse (only) residents

Mail Dates: January, March, May, July, September and November

Lakewood Utilities customers (all other areas of the Village)

Late payments are subject to a 10% penalty if received after the due date shown on the bill. Please call Village Hall if you have not received your bill by the 15th of your billing month so that we can mail you a duplicate.  

Traveling South for the Winter?  Please note that no credits can be given to "snowbirds".

Effective September 1, 2023

Refuse and recycling (per billing cycle):

$42.60 for a 95-gallon tote

$38.60 for a Senior 95-gallon tote

$42.60 for a 65-gallon tote

$38.60 for a Senior 65-gallon tote

$4.10 extra refuse tote

$4.10 yard waste tote


East Side Sewer & Refuse (only) residents, $167.80
Lakewood Utilities Customers: $83.75 base charge plus $2.55 per 1,000 gallons used

Water: (Lakewood Utilities Customers only)

$43.45 base charge plus $3.35 per 1,000 gallons consumed, pro-rated up to 74,999 gallons.

For each 1,000 gallons thereafter:
$4.50 per 1,000 gallons consumed, from 75,000 to 100,000 gallons,
$5.60 per 1,000 gallons consumed from 100,001 to 125,000 gallons,
$6.70 per 1,000 gallons consumed over 125,000.

Effective June 1, 2024

$7.25 per 1,000 gallons consumed

The Village staff may grant a waiver from the increased rates provided herein, to a user whose increased usage is attributable to the installation of a new lawn. However, a waiver may only be granted between September 1 and April 30.

Explanation of Codes
WA - Water
SE - Sewer
RE - Refuse
XR - Extra Refuse (extra container)
PE - Penalty
LI - Lien