Bank Draft Application

Sign Up for Bank Drafting

Paying your utility bill is easier than ever with automatic bank drafting. To sign up for bank drafting:

  • Just fill out the online authorization form, print and sign the form.
  • Mail or deliver the form to the Utility Billing Department (or return with your next payment) along with a voided check or photocopy of a check.

That's it! It is simple, easy and convenient. If you are ready to sign on the dotted line, just click here, fill out the form, print, sign and return it to the address below along with a voided check or photocopy of a check.

City of Portland
Utility Billing Department
1900 Billy G. Webb Dr.
Portland, TX 78374

Bank Drafting Process

After we receive your information, we will set up automatic bank drafting with the financial institution of your choice. Once your bank drafting is complete, your billing statement will be noted "Paid by Draft." You will continue to receive a monthly water bill, which will indicate a "due date."

Note: Please pay any current bill and allow 30 to 45 days for automatic drafting to begin. Your bank draft will be completed on the due date of your monthly bill. (No drafting will occur on weekends or holidays.)

Please be sure to maintain sufficient funds in your account to cover the automatic withdrawal each month. If your automatic draft is returned for insufficient funds, your financial institution will assess a penalty and the City of Portland will assess the same penalty that would apply for a dishonored check.

Cancelling Your Automatic Bank Draft

Should you wish to cancel your automatic bank draft, please contact our office at (361) 777-4500.