CUPA Billing and Payment Information

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A part of the State's requirements are that CUPA's send a single consolidated bill to businesses which are regulated under one or more CUPA Programs. Therefore, all businesses subject to the Unified Program will be sent one annual bill for all the applicable Unified Program Elements in July. There will be no fee increases associated with the City's certification, although the fees will continue to be adjusted every year according to the Consumer Price Index. The City is required to collect for the State an annual surcharge which is currently $35.00.  The City of Santa Monica CUPA administration for 18/19 is $636.00.  The administrative fee applies to all CUPA facilities.


Option 1:  Pay-by-Mail
Return your payment in the yellow return envelope to the following:
City of Santa Monica
CUPA Invoice
P.O. Box 7125
Artesia, CA  90702
Option 2: Pay-by-Phone
You can make your CUPA payment by phone by calling (310) 458-8999.  The City accepts VISA, Mastercard, or Discover. Please have your credit card number and the phone number associated with your account ready when you call this number.
             Option 3:Pay-in-Person
           Payments can be made at the City's Utilities office located at 1717 4th St.,1st Floor during the following days and times: Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. 
           to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Please note the following important information about the CUPA bill:

  • 18/19 Due Date: August 31, 2018.
  • Late payment penalty: 25% on the entire bill.
  • No partial payments: Any outstanding balance after the due date is subject to the 25% late fee.
  • No permits will be issued until the entire bill is paid, including any associated late fees.
  • Enforcement: Non-payment can result in civil and criminal prosecution and revocation of all related permits, licenses, and other authorizations.
  • Unresolved disputes: Disputed bills must be paid in full by the deadline. Appeals after the due date will be considered after payment has been made.
  • Plan in advance: Because of the consolidation process, fees which had been distributed throughout the year will now be due together in a single, larger amount.
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