Billing

Billing Cycles


The City of Fort Scott is divided into four billing cycles, the 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd of each month. The billing starts on the west side of town and moves east. Your property location within the city determines your billing cycle.

Delinquent Bills


Bills are delinquent if not paid by the due date as shown on the bill. Once an account is delinquent, a 10% charge is added to your account and a delinquent/shut off notice is mailed. After one month of a delinquent bill, a red tag will be sent notifying of shut off. Once service is disconnected, a $50 re-connection charge is required to be paid in addition to the bill. Once again, a responsible person will be required to be at the residence for the water to be turned back on.

Payment Methods


You may mail your payments directly to City Hall, pay your bill online, or drop off payments at the City Hall Night Depository. The Night Depository is located in the alley behind City Hall in the receptacle box. This alley allows for North Bound traffic only.

Accepted methods of payment are:
  • Bank Draft payments
  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Major Credit Cards
  • Debit Cards
  • Money Orders
We request no cash be left in the drop boxes. Payments can also be paid at both Landmark Bank locations by check or money order only. Customers due for disconnect need to come directly to City Hall to make payment in order to prevent shut off.