The City of Riverside imposes a tax on the consumption of utility services including telecommunication services, electricity, water, and gas. This tax is collected by the utility service provider as part of their regular billing procedure and is then remitted to the Finance Department.
Certain Federal, State, and local governmental agencies are exempt from paying UUT, as well as certain individuals.
The following are exempt from the UUT tax:
Utility service providers must file a return and remit the full amount of tax collected to the City. The following paragraphs outline the filing cycle based upon the amount remitted on an annual basis.
Taxes not remitted to the City on or before the due dates are delinquent and are subject to a penalty of fifteen percent (15%) on the total amount of tax collected.
Payments can be made online at https://riverside.hdlgov.com/home/index/UUT
For questions regarding the utility users tax return call (951)826-5884
Any person qualifying for the low income UUT refund (not to exceed $35.00) may also apply to receive a 100% refund for Street Lighting Assessment District (SLAD) Fees paid on their property tax bill.
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the UUT/SLAD Refund program has been postponed until further notice
3900 Main St.
Riverside, CA 92522
Phone: (951) 826-5454