LOMPOC, Calif. - The City of Lompoc announced they are extending their deadline regarding utility shutoffs on accounts that are behind on their payments.
Previously, Lompoc utility accounts were subject to disconnection about 35 days after the utility bill’s due date if they were never paid.
The disconnection date has now been extended to approximately 60 days after the bill's due date. This new schedule also eliminates the need for a two-week payment arrangement. Two-week payment arrangements are no longer granted in Lompoc starting February 1.
The City said this longer grace period for bill payment is in accordance with new legislation coming into effect through SB-998.
Utility customers should note that the last day to pay and avoid having their power shut off is by the due date on the late notice.
If customers wait until that date to pay, the account will have a three-month balance. The City recommends that payments be made monthly to avoid getting too far behind.
Payments made by cash, personal check (no two-party checks), money order or bank cards with a Visa or MasterCard logo may be made inside Lompoc City Hall during regular business hours.
Payments made by check or money order may be placed in the utility payment drop box in the parking lot median at Civic Center Plaza outside city hall.
Payment should be sealed in an envelope and must include the correct service address and utility account number.
If you have any questions you can call 805-736-1261.