Make a City Payment

All credit / debit card transactions are subject to a 3.00% service fee 

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Municipal Utility/Water:Access Your Utility Billing Account and Make a Payment
Register to access your Municipal Billing account online to view your account, billing, and consumption information as well as set your Auto Pay and Electronic Billing (paperless) settings and make payments.    

Register / Pay

To pay by telephone, please call (844) 364-9966

For questions regarding utility/water billing call (714) 536-5919 - Press "9" to speak to utility billing.

Online Payment through your financial institution

You may choose to pay using your bank's online payment system. Payments must be made payable to the City of Huntington Beach and contain the complete 15-digit number (customer number plus account account number) on your statement. Payments that do not contain the complete 15 digits and all requested information will be rejected.

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Permits, Licenses and Other Fees:
  • Building Fees
  • Business License Fees
  • Code Enforcement Fees
  • Code Violation Reinspection Fees
  • Engineering Fees
  • Fire Department Fees
  • Hazmat Fees
  • NDPES Inspection Fees
  • Planning Fees
  • Urban Runoff Fees
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*Credit Card and EChecks accepted

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Civil Citations and Various Invoices:
  • Civil Citation Invoices
  • DUI Invoices
  • Lease Payment Invoices (ECheck only)
  • Retiree Medical Premium Invoices (ECheck only)
  • Other Account Receivable Invoices
  • Tax Payment Invoices(ECheck only) 
  • Police Dept. Records Request/Vehicle Release Fees (to release in person, please bring receipt). Click Here to view prices.
Pay by:

Credit Card     ECheck

Click Here to Pay Parking Citation Ticket.

False Alarm Invoices (click for information and to pay)

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Pay by phone available at (844) 364-9966

Cars parked in a row on a city street sideParking Ticket Citation:To obtain parking citation information referenced by your license plate number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: (800) 989-2058. For further information on parking citations, please see

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*There is a $3.50 convenience fee for paying by credit card.

To pay by telephone, please call (800) 565-0148
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Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) Fees

Rejection of a payment by your bank for a check or an electronic receipt will be charged $25 for the first occurrence and $35 for the second and subsequent occurrences.
Civil Citation

Civil Citations are civil fines issued by a Department of the City of Huntington Beach for noncompliance with the City of Huntington Beach Municipal Code.  A Civil Citation may be issued to individuals or businesses that have violated the City’s Municipal Code.

Nonpayment of this fine may result in an adverse remark on your credit report or a lien if this fine is property related.

You must pay the fine within 30 calendar days of issue or be subject to late penalty and/or interest at a rate of 18% annually.  The citation and fine shall be mailed or delivered to the City of Huntington Beach, Attn: Civil Citations, P.O. Box 711, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-0711 or payment can be made on-line by credit card.  Be sure to include the citation number on the face of the check or money order or in the account number section for on-line payments in order to receive payment credit for your citation properly.

Important Notice:  The violation of the Municipal Code section charged in a citation constitutes a NUISANCE.  Unpaid fines and other costs of abatement for property related violations may be collected by the City by an assessment and/or lien against your property pursuant to Government Code sections 38773.1 and 38773.5 and the Huntington Beach Municipal Code.  Unpaid assessments can result in the property being sold after three years by the County Tax Collector.  A full description of the civil citation procedures for Municipal Code violations and your rights in that process are found in Municipal Code Chapter 1.18.

To obtain a Hearing date to contest the Citation:  You must deposit the full amount of the fine with your request unless you also request on the back of the citation (and are granted) a financial hardship waiver.  You must specify the grounds for your hearing by checking a box on the form.  Written notice of the hearing date, time and place will be sent to the mailing address on the front of the citation at least 10 days prior to the hearing date.  (If you are unable to attend the hearing, you may submit a written declaration prior to the hearing in lieu of appearing in person.)  Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Failure to request a hearing within 30 calendar days from the date in the upper left-hand corner of the civil citation constitutes a waiver of all your rights to dispute this violation.

Questions:  Please call the citation information line at (714) 375-8446 and select the department which issued your citation. You will be connected with someone who can answer any questions or concerns.
Other Payment Options

Payments by Mail
Utility and miscellaneous receivable invoices are mailed approximately every 30 days and are due upon receipt. Late charges, as noted on the bill, will be charged if payments are not received by the due date.

City of Huntington Beach
Attn:  City Treasurer
P.O. Box 711
Huntington Beach, CA  92648-0711

Payments at City HallHuntington Beach Civic Center Building: 1st Floor at Cashiering Stations 1, 2 or 3

  • Drop Boxes
    • A Day Drop is located in the City Hall lobby in front of the City Treasurer’s Department. No cash payments accepted.
    • A Night Drop is located on the outside west wall of City Hall, and is collected once a day at 3 p.m.. Cash payments accepted.
    • The third Night Drop for non-cash payments is a free-standing depository located between the Police Department and the City Hall building, near the fountain.  Pick-up is once a day at 3 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays).  No cash payments accepted.
  • Payments by Third Parties - Online Banking Payments
    • Most financial institutions offer some form of online banking service with which to pay your bills. You may think payments made by online banking are automatically transmitted electronically, but we continue to receive paper checks from financial institutions on a daily basis. Help us “Go Green” by ensuring that your bank is sending us your utility payment electronically and double check that the account number you have entered for your on-line payment matches the account number on your utility statement exactly, including the dash. Payments with inaccurate account numbers or checks with payees not to the City of Huntington Beach may be rejected
If you have a payment that is not reflected on your account, please call us immediately at 714-536-5919. 
Police Dept. Records Request/Vehicle Release Fees

  • Vehicle Release: $173.00
  • Boot Removal: $127.00
  • Repossession Receipt: $15.00
  • Clearance Letter: $34.00