Utility Financial Assistance and Donation Information
Utility Discounts and Donations for City Residents in Hardship Situations (See Forms Below)
Utility Discounts for Utility Customers
As of January 1st, 2021, the City is no longer able to offer utility, rental, and mortgage assistance because funding has been expended. If you are still in need of assistance the City offers low income discounts to City utilities as another option of financial assistance, click the image below to access the Utility Discount Application.
We encourage you to apply if you have not already done so. Additionally, if you cannot pay your bill, you may set up payment arrangements by contacting Customer Service at 360-457-0411, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We understand this has been a difficult year for many and would like you to know we are here to help. The City is committed to determining other resources that will assist our customers in paying their utility bills. Should other funding become available, the details of the application process will be provided on this page and at the main entrance at City Hall and you can request that an application be mailed to you.
For a full list of utility payment options and resources, visit the Customer Service - Utilities page.
Additional resources for businesses can be found at Choose Clallam First, or by calling the Clallam Economic Development Council at (360) 457-7793.
If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please contact Customer Service at 360-457-0411, or email@example.com.
Donations for Community Member Assistance
COVID-19 is creating new needs, while putting enormous financial pressure on many in our community. The economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic is especially difficult for our residents with limited financial reserves to carry them through lean times. In an effort to respond to the economic uncertainty faced by many in our community, the City is accepting donations, 100% of which will be used to support local residents who cannot pay their utility bill.
Donations will be credited to individual utility accounts based on qualification of utility bill assistance due to the COVID-19 crisis. Any donated funds remaining after this emergency situation will be sent to OlyCap for continued financial assistance for City residents in need and will not be returned.
Community members who wish to help those in need during this time, click the image below to access the COVID-19 Utility Relief Donation Form to donate by mail or click here to donate online or by phone.
Click on the images to access, download and fill out the provided utility discount application and/or donation form.
Return all forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to 321 E 5th Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Applications can also be left in the payment drop box across from the City Hall main entrance at 321 E 5th Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Click here to donate online or by phone and reference account number: 12345-67890 with the service location street number: 321
Questions? Please call Customer Service at (360) 457-0411.
Utility, Rent and Mortgage Payment Relief for City Residents in Hardship Situations through December 31, 2020
The City of Port Angeles recognizes that there is a substantial need for financial assistance during this difficult time. In response to that need, the City has allocated $696,900 toward Utility, Rental, and Mortgage assistance for residents in need at this time. This funding has been allocated by City Council from City funding and received from CARES funding passed through from Clallam County. Unfortunately, all future available funds have been expended at this time and the limited funding for this program will end December 31, 2020.
Utility, rent and mortgage payment relief is available for impacted businesses and City residents through December 31, 2020, click here to access the COVID-19 Financial Assistance Application.
Please note: This assistance is only available to those who have been financially burdened by the effects of the COVID-19 emergency situation.
Please understand there is a limited amount of funding. Once depleted, the assistance will no longer be available unless additional funding is obtained through the state or federal government. This financial assistance is in addition to the discounts currently offered and provided to low income utility customers. Keep in mind:
- Approved amounts for utility bill relief will be credited to utility bills.
- Approved rental assistance funding will be mailed to qualifying applicants.
- Proof of income, layoff and household information is required to consider applications complete.
- Appropriate documentation may include a letter from your employer, pay stubs, employee identification or a copy of your Department of Revenue business license.
At this time, the City will discontinue shutting off utilities due to late payment. Instead we will continue making payment plan arrangements with customers. No interest will be charged on late payments until this emergency situation has ended.
Interest Abatement for City Accounts Receivable through December 31st
Our City Finance team continues to explore ways to assist our City residents and businesses throughout the COVID-19 emergency. All Interest accrued for the months of March through December 2020 on accounts receivable will be waived. All Parking Business Improvement Area (PBIA) fees for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarters of 2020 will be waived.
We hope this will help alleviate the burden many of you are facing during this time.
Please direct any questions regarding this change or any other City billing related questions to email@example.com.
Council Resolution: Relief for Rate Payers Facing Hardship, announced March 17th
City Council resolved that City of Port Angeles rate payers facing hardship need to be provided with relief. The City is taking a multi-pronged approach to providing assistance to businesses and residents in need.