If you are selling your house, please contact the City’s Utility Billing office at 425-587-3150 or via the Our Kirkland customer service portal to provide a forwarding address and to schedule a final water meter read if needed. Water meters are read during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, except for holidays). Please allow 2 business days to complete this request.
Escrow companies may request an estimated final bill prior to the closing date through our online portal Webcheck. Estimated bill requests made after the closing date will not be processed. Please note that the estimates calculated can be considerably higher than the average bill. The true amount due will be determined by the final bill generated after closing. There is a $25 fee for the Webcheck service that will be added to your account.
Once the closing of the property is recorded in the official King County records, we will prepare a final bill that will be sent to the escrow company that requested an estimated final bill via Webcheck, or to the forwarding address provided by the seller of the property.
Any money received above and beyond the amount of the final bill will be refunded via check within 45 days of receipt.
Please leave all waste carts in a safe location on the property for the next residents use.
We are unable to place garbage service on hold unless the property will be vacant for a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the closing date. If you wish to reduce the costs of your garbage service, please contact Waste Management directly at 1-800-592-9995 to request the minimum level of service available.
Please be aware of the following fees that may be applied to your account for additional services provided during the selling of your property:
ESTIMATED FINAL BILL AND LIEN SEARCH FEE - $25
This fee is applied to your account when an escrow company requests an estimated final bill through Webcheck. Please refer to your escrow contract for further information.
FINAL WATER METER READ FEE - $40
This fee is applied to water accounts that require a final water meter read when the property closes.