Sewer Amnesty Program Application

The Sewer Amnesty application period has closed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Know if I Am Eligible for The Amnesty Program?

Eligibility is determined based on your November 1, 2019 past due sewer/refuse bill. If your past due amount is greater than $250 and your application is submitted by July 24, 2020, you may be eligible to participate in one of the amnesty programs.

How Do I Know if I Am Eligible for The One-Time 100% Relief (Option A)?

If your combined sewer and refuse bill is $250 or greater and your household meets the federal poverty guidelines outlined below you are eligible for 100% amnesty relief. An application and specific documentation is required. Call (717) 849-5223 and leave a message with your contact information so an appointment can be scheduled. If all conditions are met, your outstanding sewer/refuse balance will be reduced to zero. Customers must remain current with any sewer/refuse bill issued after November 1, 2019 to avoid the water shut off process.

  • $12,490 for individuals
  • $16,910 for a family of 2
  • $21,330 for a family of 3
  • $25,750 for a family of 4
  • $30,170 for a family of 5
  • $34,590 for a family of 6
  • $39,010 for a family of 7
  • $43,430 for a family of 8

Do I Need to Stay Current on My Bill if I Participate in An Amnesty Program?

If you are participating in Option C, the 120-month payment plan, provided that you maintain both the payment schedule and remain current on the owed sewer and refuse bill, shut off procedures will not be taken during the payment plan period.

Can I Make Sewer and Refuse Amnesty Arrangements Over the Phone?

No. Individuals wishing to take advantage of this program must call (717) 849-5223 and leave a message with their contact information or make application online at Someone will get back to you to setup an appointment at City Hall. Do not call and leave a message at any other phone number as the call will not be returned.

What if I Have a Delinquent Sewer/Refuse Bill but Don’t Participate in The Amnesty Program?

Beginning August 1, 2020, customers who are delinquent on their bill will be subject to water service termination and other methods of collections per City of York ordinance 933.09(a).

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