Payment Options

The City of Athens offers a variety of convenient payment options for our residents. Simply choose the option that best suits your needs.

Payment By Mail

If paying by check or money order through the mail, please send all payments with your payment coupon. To avoid late fees, please mail your payment at least five-seven business days before the due date specified on your bill.

Recurring Monthly Payments

The City of Athens is now offfering recurring payments! With your credit or debit card you can now set up recurring payments that pull once monthly. To set this service up, please call our office and we will get your card on file. With this service your payment will be automatically pulled from your card on the 15th (or as close as possible because of business days), and you will still receive a bill in the mail to notify you of the amount before the due date. 

Payment Drop-off Location

You may pay your bill in person at our office address. We accept cash, check, or money orders. To avoid longer wait times, please note that Mondays, Fridays and the first day after a holiday are normally very busy.

Payment Through Financial Institution Online Bill Pay

Many financial institutions such as major banks offer their customers the ability to pay their bills via an online bill payment service (through your bank's website). Normally, these services debit the customer's checking or savings account to pay the bill. Depending on the financial institution, they may or may not charge a fee for the service. Payments may take up to seven business days to post to the customer's account. Please consult with your bank for more information.

Payment Address

City of Athens
P.O. Box 268
Athens, IL 62613