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Online payment for utility bills now available for Cottage Grove residents

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Online payment for utility bills now available for Cottage Grove residents
Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

Paying the monthly utility bill is now just a click away for Cottage Grove residents.

At the beginning of the month, Citizen Access, a new online billing service, went live throughout the city giving residents a free option to pay their city utility bill online.


By logging onto Citizen Access, residents can create a user profile that contains their email address and account number. It accepts debit or credit card payments and uses a secure third party portal.

The information is not retained by the city.

Residents still have the option of paying utility bills with cash, check or money order either at City Hall or by mail.

An automatic payment program is available and allows residents to deduct their monthly statements from a savings or checking account. The bill can also be sent via email or postal delivery.

To access Citizen Access portal, visit the city’s website,

Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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