Utility Discount Program

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Eligible Iowa City utility customers can receive a discount of 60 percent of the minimum water and sewer charges, 60 percent of the monthly storm water charge, and 75 percent of the refuse, recycling and organics charges each month.


Eligible customers meet the following criteria:

  • Participation in one of the following programs:
    • SSI (Supplemental Security Income), or SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance)
    • FIP (Family Investment Program)
    • Title XX (Childcare Assistance)
    • Food Assistance
    • Receiving Elderly Tax Credit on your real estate tax or State Rent disbursement
  • All residents of household must be eligible for one or more of the programs to be eligible for the utility discount

How to Apply

You must sign an “Authorization for Release of Information” form available from the Revenue Division of the City of Iowa City at 410 E. Washington Street. Your eligibility will be verified by Johnson County DHS, the Social Security Administration or the State of Iowa, and if eligible, the discount will go into effect following verification.

Note: The discount will be in effect through June of the year in which you applied. To renew the discount, you must reapply anytime between March 1 and May 31. The discount will remain in effect one year for SSI/SSDI, FIP, Title XX, and Food Assistance, and for two years for Elderly Tax Credit or Rent Disbursement.

For more information, call 319-356-5066.

Program Information