I authorize the Village of Algonquin and the financial institution listed on this application to debit/charge my above listed account in the amount described on all forthcoming water bills on their scheduled due date. Each payment will be as if it were personally signed and authorized by me. I understand that, as with a check, sufficient funds must be available in my account at the time of transfer. If a draft is returned to the Village unpaid, a $35.00 fee and any applicable late penalties will be applied to my water account. This automatic payment authority will remain in effect until the Village of Algonquin has received written notification from me as to termination. Notice of termination must be a minimum of 15 days prior to a scheduled water bill payment due date. The Village of Algonquin reserves the right to terminate this automatic payment agreement or my participation in the program with written notification. I agree to provide a minimum of 15 days written notice to the Village of Algonquin of any changes regarding my account, including, but not limited to, intent to terminate the automatic payment agreement, change of financial institution and/or change to the account number. This application should be processed for the next billing cycle. However, until my bill indicates the direct debit payment program has been established, I agree to pay my water bill until such written notice has been received. The Village will continue to mail a copy of my bill for my records, unless I have signed up for the e-billing option.
Note: A final billing, resulting in the moving out of residence is ineligible for automatic payment.
Stop payments can be issued up to three working days prior to your payment date. As with checks, you are responsible for any charges associated with the stop payment. You may be required to provide written confirmations of the stop payment to your financial institution. Please contact the Village of Algonquin if you have requested a stop payment. Once you issue a stop payment, you still remain responsible for paying the bill on time and are now subject to penalties for late payment.
Availability of Funds
You are responsible for having enough money in the account you designated on your payment date. As with checks returned for non-sufficient funds, there is a $35.00 NSF charge on all returned automatic payments for non-sufficient funds. Auto Pay may be canceled if two payments are returned within a 12-month period.
The predetermined amount will be transferred from your bank account on the due date.
Record of Payment
Your monthly bank statement will indicate the amount and date of your automatic transfer. Retain this statement as a record of payment for future reference. If a question arises regarding your transfer or if the amount differs from your bill, you must notify the Village and your financial institution within sixty days of the date of the questioned statement. Your financial institution will advise you of rights concerning an error.
Termination of Auto Pay
Auto Pay will remain in effect unless the Village receives written notice from you requesting termination of service. A final billing, resulting in the moving out of your residence, may not be paid by Auto Pay due to the timing of your final bill.
If you change banks, or if you close or change your Auto Pay account, the Village needs to be notified immediately. A new application must be completed authorizing the Village to make these changes. You may be charged a $35.00 return fee if the Village is not notified of the change.
Auto Pay still allows you the opportunity to question the charges on your billing statement. If it is determined that an error has been made on your account, corrections can be made within the first 14 days of issuance for the current billings; resolution after 14 days will be made with the next billing statement. If you have questions concerning your water bill or the Auto Pay program, please contact the Water Billing at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 847-854-3440.