The Treasury Office is responsible for all monetary collections on behalf of the City of Portage including:

  • Building Permits
  • Miscellaneous Billings
  • Property Taxes
  • Special Assessments
  • Water and Sewer Billings
  • Other City Charges
  • Dog Licenses (December 1 through February 28)


Online Bill Payments

To register your water and sewer account  CLICK HERE.

Already registered?  CLICK HERE to access your account.

Utility Billing Assistance Program_ 

The City of Portage is now participating in the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). This program allows Portage residents to apply for water/sewer bill payment assistance. A LIHWAP payment will guarantee service to qualified residential utility account holders for at least 90 days after receipt of payment. 


 Qualified water bill account holders must:
 • Be a residential account.
 • Be in arrears or disconnect status.
 • Be under 150% of the Federal Poverty Level and/or actively receiving Family Independence Program/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (FIP/TANF), Food Assistance Program/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (FAP/SNAP), State Emergency Relief (SER), or Social Security Supplemental Income (SSI).

How to apply

Contact the Community Action Agency of South Central Michigan at or call 877-422-2726 to apply for this program assistance.

Special Service Request Applications

Hardship Exemption for Property Taxes

Application for Third-party Notification of Utility Billing Notices

Application for Automatic Reinstatement of Responsibility for Utility Billing Charges

Senior Citizen Water Billing Discount Application  (Complete, print & mail or deliver)