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Applications for Service can be made online at Start or Stop Service | Fremont, NE - Official Website (fremontne.gov) or in person at 400 East Military Avenue. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Customers must be 19 years of age and present a valid, government issued, photo ID.
You will need to complete a Termination Request Form for your current address and an Application for Service for your new address. Both forms can be found online at Start or Stop Service | Fremont, NE - Official Website (fremontne.gov) or can be completed in person at 400 East Military Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
You will need a deposit if you are a new customer or if you are a previous customer that was sent to the Credit Bureau for collection of an old bill. If you are a new customer your deposit will be $200.00. If you had an old account referred to the Credit Bureau, you will need to pay the old amount due plus the deposit of twice the highest bill at your new address.
Budget Billing is a payment plan that allows you to pay the same amount every month. You must have lived at the address long enough to have twelve monthly bills. We take the amount of your 12 bills and divide by 11. This is the amount you will pay each month. Sign-up is open once per year during the month of April. To sign up for Budget Billing, return the completed Budget Billing Form to the Customer Service Department located at 400 East Military Avenue during the month of April or give us a call at 402-727-2600.
Yes, we accept all major credit cards online through our online payment portal and over the counter at 400 East Military Avenue.
The amount of your sewer bill is based on an average of your water usage during December, January and February. Each year your average is refigured and the new amount is applied to your April bill.
There are two ways to sign up for automatic payment. The first option is to fill out an Automatic Bank Payment form (downloadable from our site) and return it to us along with a voided check. The second option is to sign up on-line through our online bill payment service.
We have a Landowner’s Agreement form which authorizes us to do this for you. In addition, if you would like to be notified when that happens, we can send you a certified letter for a nominal fee. Return the completed Landowner Agreement Form to us at 400 East Military Avenue to sign up.
No, the Fremont Department of Utilities does not winterize properties. If the power is disconnected through the customer's request or as a result of non-payment, the water remains the responsibility of the customer. A plumber will need to be contacted in order to have the water shut-off to a property.
Register your account at our online payment portal to obtain a copy of your current and past bills at no charge. You may also request printed copies via the Customer Service Department by calling 402-727-2600. A small fee applies when copies are provided through the Customer Service Department.
Yes, the utilities need to be located before you start digging. You can call the Digger's Hotline by dialing 811 from your cell phone or 800-331-5666 from a landline phone. You can also email them firstname.lastname@example.org. The underground utilities will be located at no charge when you call the Digger's Hotline. The underground lines will be marked with paint or flags. Red = Electric Lines; Yellow = Gas Lines; Blue = Water Lines; Green = Sewer Lines.