City of
Kountze
 
Gateway to the Big Thicket

City Council Meetings are held the third Thursday of every month

Call if you have a Emergency

Payment Options

The City of Kountze has staff available to all residents and customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to emergency situations.  Please call 409-246-3463 anytime to report a emergency.
At this time, the City of Kountze does not accept credit / debit cards.  In order for us to take payment, it must be cash, check, or money order.

Rates and Charges

Water Rates

Deposits

Water Rates Inside City Limits
Residential
$15.50 Minimum
0-2,000 gallons
2,001 - 10,000 gallons
10,001 - 20,000 gallons
20,001 gallons and above
 
Commercial
$20.00 Minimum
0-3,000 gallons
3,001 - 10,000 gallons
10,001 gallons and above
 
Water Rates Outside City Limits
Residential
$19.38 Minimum
0-2,000 gallons
2,001 - 10,000 gallons
10,001 thru 20,000 gallons
20,001 gallons and above

Commercial
$25.00 Minimum
0-3,000 gallons
3,001 - 10,000 gallons
10,001 and above
 
 
 
 

$1.50 per 1,000 gallons
$2.75 per 1,000 gallons
$3.25 per 1,000 gallons
$3.50 per 1,000 gallons
 
 

$2.75 per 1,000 gallons
$3.25 per 1,000 gallons
$3.50 per 1,000 gallons
 
 
 

$1.88 per 1,000 gallons
$3.44 per 1,000 gallons
$4.06 per 1,000 gallons
$4.38 per 1,000 gallons



$3.44 per 1,000 gallons
$4.06 per 1,000 gallons
$4.38 per 1,000 gallons
 
 
Water/Garbage
 
Garbage
 
Gas only
 
Disconnects
$100.00
 
$50.00
 
$100.00
 
$30.00
 

Sewer Rates

Sewer Rates Inside City Limits
Residential
$15.50 Minimum
0-2,000 gallons
2,001 - 10,000 gallons
10,001 - 20,000 gallons
20,001 gallons and above
 
Commercial
$20.00 Minimum
0-3,000 gallons
3,001 - 10,000 gallons
10,001 gallons and above
 
Sewer Rates Outside City Limits
 $19.38 Minimum
0-2,000 gallons
2,001 - 10,000 gallons
10,001 - 20,000 gallons
20,001 gallons and above
 
 
 
$1.50 per 1,000 gallons
$2.75 per 1,000 gallons
$3.25 per 1,000 gallons
$3.50 per 1,000 gallons
 
 

$2.75 per 1,000 gallons
$3.25 per 1,000 gallons
$3.50 per 1,000 gallons
 
 

$1.88 per 1,000 gallons
$3.44 per 1,000 gallons
$4.06 per 1,000 gallons
$4.38 per 1,000 gallons

Gas Rates

Gas Rates Inside City Limits
Residential
$15.00 Minimum
$6.05 per MCF
 
Commercial
$25.00 Minimum
$9.00 per MCF

 
Gas Rates Outside City Limits
Residential
$18.75 Minimum
$7.56 per MCF
 
Commercial
$31.25 Minimum
$11.25 per MCF
CF-cubic foot
MCF- 1000 CF
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Garbage Rates

Residential
1 cart -
2 carts-
3 carts -
 
 
Commercial
2 carts-
3 carts (once a week)-
3 carts (twice a week)-

$13.60
$15.90
$21.31
 
 
 
$21.31
$28.00
$44.00

Bulk Water

Bulk Water Rate - $20.00 per 1000 gallons

Tap Fees

1.  Short side service - 15' or less
 
2.  Long side service - 30' service of less
 
3.  Lines over 30' long shall be charged to customers at market price of material per foot.
 

Water taps and connection fees

Sewer
 
4"
 
anything larger
Long

$725.00 ea

Cost + 10%
Gas
 
1"
 
anything larger
Short

$575.00 ea

Cost + 10%
Short

$500.00 ea

Cost + 10%

Long

$800.00 ea

Cost + 10%
Water
 
3/4"
 
1"
 
Anything larger
 
 
 
Short
 
$500.00 ea
 
$575.00 ea
 
Cost + 10%
 

Long
 
$725.00 ea
 
$800.00 ea
 
Cost + 10%
 

 

Building Permits

Construction Permits

The following fees are based on per/slab or per/visit basis.
 
Residential / Commercial Building Permit
Up to and including $1,000.00
Above $1,000.00
 
 
Re-inspection
Stop Work
 
Placement Fee: permit-manuafactured homes, mobile homes, and all portable structures (any structure moved).
 
Swimming Pool
 
Any work performed without permit shall be charged twice the stated fee (double)
 
 
 
$30.00
$30.00 + $3.00 per every additional
                 $1,000.00 of valuation
 
$30.00
$30.00
 
$75.00
 
 
$25.00

Electrical Permits

Plumbing Permits

Residential
$.035 per square foot ($35.00 minimum)
 
Commercial
$.05 per square foot ($50.00 minimum)
 
Electric Pole Only
$25.00
 
Re-inspection
$35.00 for each call back
Residential
$.035 per square foot ($35.00 minimum)
 
Commercial
$.05 per square foot ($50.00 minimum)
 
Re-inspection
$35.00 for each call back

Mechanical Permits

Customer Service Inspections

Residential
$.035 per square foot ($35.00 minimum)
 
Commercial
$.05 per square foot ($50.00 minimum)
 
Re-inspection
$35.00 for each call back
Initial CSI - $15.00
Re-inspection - $15.00
 
Customer Service Inspections shall be completed prior to providing continuous water service to new construction, on any existing service when the water purveyor has reason to believe that cross connections or other potential hazards exist, or after ay material improvement, correction, or addition to the private water facilities.

Swimming Pools

Issuing Fee - $25.00
Re-inspection Fee - $25.00