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You may participate in the budget billing program by submitting your application online on our website (below) or by completing an application form (PDF)and returning it to Utility Customer Services.
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To be eligible for budget billing, you must:
Budget billing is a program available to City of Buffalo utility customers to even out their energy costs by paying a more consistent amount each month. This will help manage unanticipated high billings due to warmer or cooler weather than is the norm.
A budget billing amount is established by taking the previous 12 months’ actual bill and dividing it by 12.
Budget billing may be discontinued during the year by notification from the customer. The City will choose to discontinue a customer’s budget billing if the customer is delinquent twice during the budget billing period.