Utility Billing

To obtain New Water Service with the City of Bells

the following must be completed:

  • An application must be completed and submitted with a picture I.D.
  • For same day connection the account must be completed before 4:00 p.m.
  • All orders for service requested after 4:00 p.m. will be completed the following business day.

Residential Water Deposits: $150.00. 

Garbage Rates: $16.00 Per Month and includes one Polycart. 

Additional Polycarts are available at $6.00 per month.

For Commercial Water Deposits & Garbage Rates: 

Please contact Customer Service at (903) 965-7744

Utility statements are mailed the last week of each month and are due on or before the 10th of the following month. 

Should payment not be received by the 10th of the month a 10% late fee will be assessed on the 11th. If the balance isn't paid in full by the 20th of each month, service will be disconnected and a $50.00 delinquent fee will be added to the bill. 

        All outstanding balances must be paid in full prior to re-connection of service. 

All payments made online after 4:30 p.m. will be the next business day.

Bill Paying Options:

  • Pay online by clicking the "Pay Water Bill Online" on the homepage and by doing so if you use a credit/debit card the city will receive all payments the same business day and if you use an echeck it will take up to two (2) weeks for the city to receive your payment. 
  • You may register for eBill, you will be able to view and pay your bill online.
  • You may have your account automatically drafted each month on the 10th by filling our the ACH form and returning it to our office. 
  • You may drop your payment in our Drop Box located in the parking lot next to City Hall.
  • You may bring your payment of cash, check or credit/debit card in person.     
  • Credit/debit cards are charged a fee of 3.5% per transaction.

All forms can be emailed to our City Clerk at court@cityofbells.org


Sanitation Solutions

Bulky Waste Trash pickup is the last Wednesday of every month. Residents can place 2 Bulky Waste Items or 4 cubic yards of bagged or bundled material neatly stacked by the curb no more than 1 day prior the pickup day and no later than 7:00 am on pickup day. 

Bulky Waste items that ARE NOT ACCEPTED are as follows - Batteries, 55 gallon barrels, concrete, construction debris, large dead animals, fence posts or fencing materials, hazardous waste, liquids or paint, propane tanks, tires or stable matter.

Please call 903-784-0124 to be put on the list for Bulky Item Pickup.

City Park/Pavilion


City Park

The City of Bells offers a beautiful park with plenty of trees to enjoy on pretty days. Located on Park Street just south east of City Hall.  Park closes daily at 10:00 pm.  Leashes are required on any animal inside the Park


The City of Bells offers a Pavilion for reservation by filling out the form below and checking with the City for available dates.

1 City Park Pavilion Reservation form (pdf)