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Best Money Saving Tips For Austinites – Seniors, People Who Don’t Own Or Regularly Use A Private Car Exempt From “Street Service” Fee On Utility Bill

AUSTIN — If you are at least 65 years old, you are exempt from paying a “Street Service” fee on your utility bill.

Don’t expect the city to tell you. You have to let the City of Austin know you are qualified. When you do, the fee will only be removed from bills from then on out.

According to the city code, passed in 1992, there are no refunds.

The monthly Street Service fee funds street maintenance and repair, annual street overlay and striping, along with other necessary activities to keep up roadways. What shows up as Street Service fee on your utility bill, is actually called the “Transportation User” fee in the city code and on Public Works’ website.

Those who do not own or regularly use a private car are also not required to pay the Street Service fee.

To request an exemption, call 311.

Seniors and Austinites, ensure that the extra cash stays where it should. Drop us a line if you find a way to reduce the amount of service fees, taxes, & etc. from the increasingly unaffordable living in Austin, especially among pensioners and original, hometown Austinites.

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