Payment Options & Financial Assistance
Contact Info
For all billing inquiries or to learn more about assistance programs, please contact the Customer Care Center at customercare@lacnm.us or 505.662.8333.

TO MAKE AN ONLINE PAYMENT PLEASE VISIT THE PAYMENTUS SITE HERE: 

https://ladpu.com/Paymentus



ADDITIONAL WAYS TO PAY YOUR UTILITIES BILL


AS OF MARCH 17, 2020, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING OVER THE COUNTER PAYMENTS

AUTOMATIC PAYMENT PLAN

Download Authorization Form

CREDIT CARD BY PHONE
1-866-417-0694

MAIL TO
P.O. Box 99, Los Alamos, NM 87544

DROPBOX
1000 Central Ave. Drop your payment in the dropbox in the parking lot or inside at the window.

BUDGET BILLING

Budget Biling GraphicThe Budget Billing program establishes an equal monthly utility payment, creating budgetary control for DPU customers. The only requirements are that the account balance is zero when joining the program and that the customer has lived in the same place for at least twelve months. 

Budget Billing was suspended temporarily last May 2018, so the county could transition to a new utility billing software. The DPU will start the program again around SEPTEMBER 2019, after the system has a full 12-months of consumption data. 

Customers who were enrolled in the program prior to May 2018, and are in good standing, will automatically be re-enrolled, unless the customer notifies DPU
otherwise. For customers who were not in the Budget Billing program, but would like to be, may do so by contacting the Customer Care Center any time after SEPTEMBER 2019.

When joining Budget Billing, the monthly payment is determined by totaling the previous year’s bills and dividing that total by 12. The resulting average amount will be billed to the customer each month for the next 12 months.  Payments must be made on or before the due date shown on each month’s bill or the account will fall out of the Budget Billing program. 

At the end of the 12-month period from the date the customer enrolled, DPU will recalculate the Budget Billing average to determine the monthly payments for the next 12 months moving forward.   

Budget Billing members only pay for the services and commodities used during the Budget Billing year. If there is an under- or overpayment, this amount is added or credited on the first bill in the new Budget Billing year.


To sign up for Budget Billing contact your Customer Care Center representative any time after SEPTEMBER 2019. customercare@lacnm.us or 505.662-8333

Download the Budget Billing pamphlet

UTILITIES ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The purpose of the Utility Assistance Programsis to provide assistance to qualified:

1) Low income residential customers of the Utility during the periods of October 1 through March 31, 

2) Year-round for citizens over age 65 or account holders qualified through the Social Security Administration for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or

3) One-time assistance to account holders who demonstrate need due to unforeseen and unusual circumstances.

Funding is donated voluntarily from customers.

To qualify for monthly assistance under items 1 and 2, the household income of the applicant must be below 50 percent of the median household income for the Los Alamos Census Designated Place (CDP), which includes all of Los Alamos County. The Department will verify income levels by requesting copies of tax returns, pay stubs, or other suitable documentation. Applicants should be aware that documents submitted may be subject to release under the inspection of public records act (IPRA). Personal Identifier Information and tax information will be redacted to the extent allowable under IPRA Regulations before release. (To see if you qualify visit the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority website and view the 2019_IncomeLimitsAndRents.pdf )


For assistance under item 3, customers must demonstrate a financial hardship due to unforeseen circumstances. 

To apply for UAP, please complete the UAP Application and Declaration Statement and return to the Customer Care Center at 1000 Central Avenue, Ste. 130, Los Alamos, NM 87544. 

For more information:

Assistance Programs Brochure

General Rule GR-18 - Utilities Assistance Program

UAP Application and Declaration Statement

MORE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

There are other public and private programs in Los Alamos County and New Mexico that can help with utility costs. To learn more about these programs listed below, call the assistance organization directly at the number shown.

New Mexico Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/LookingForAssistance/Low_Income_Home_Energy_Assistance_Program.aspx

505.753.2271
228 Onate Street
Espanola, NM 87532

LA Cares
505.661.8015

Self-help Inc. (Includes Salvation Army)
http://selfhelpla.org/

505.662-4666
2390 North Road
Los Alamos, NM 87544