Aug 30

Limiting chickens within city limits

Posted on August 30, 2021 at 2:24 PM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  Have there been considerations to limiting chickens within city limits? The chickens draw in wild animals such as skunks and raccoons which cause various issues to neighboring homes. The displeasant smell of skunk every night is becoming increasingly irritating. 

A.   Established City of Laramie Municipal Code 6.06.030 (Rabbits and fowl) does limit the number of rabbits and fowl allowed on the premises of any owner within city limits—see below:

Rabbits and fowl are allowed within the city; providing that they meet the following requirements:

       J.        Not more than twelve of these animals in any combination over one hundred days old shall be kept on the premises of any owner.

An exception is granted to licensed veterinary clinics for the number of animals kept.

(Ord. No. 1612, 10-18-2011)

Aug 30

How to pay or generate my trash bill

Posted on August 30, 2021 at 12:25 PM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  I would like to know how to pay or generate my trash bill.

A.  Paying your City of Laramie utility bill is convenient, easy and free of additional fees. Payment options include:

  • Via U.S. Mail to P.O. Box C, Laramie, WY 82073. Please provide utility bill stub or identifying information, such as address of service or account number with your payment.
  • Online payments can be made through the Click2Gov system, which is accessible 24/7 at You will need your City of Laramie utility bill, as it contains pertinent information necessary for payment. If you are a tenant wanting to pay your bill online, please utilize the “One Time Payment” option on the left-hand side.
  • Phone payments can be made toll-free, 24/7 via the Selectron system at 855-276-8970. Please have your City of Laramie account number available for payment access.
  • If you are the property owner, you could setup automatic withdrawals. Automatic payments can be setup through your online account or in person at City Hall during hours of operation. Online autopay is via debit/credit card only. In person setup of ACH requires a voided check for verification purposes.
Aug 26

Municipal Services Billing Question

Posted on August 26, 2021 at 9:14 AM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  I would like to know why my water, sewer, and garbage. Has to cost so much I know things are not free but at over 70.00 month x that by homes in Laramie and omg that’s a lot of cash every 30 days. Would like to know what you are doing for that amount of money. Thanks

A.  Thank you for submitting your question to the City of Laramie.  It is very difficult to provide specific information on your account as an address of service was not provided. Below you find a general response that applies to all users in the City of Laramie system.

Most of the funds that are billed on the Municipal Services bill are for Enterprise Funds or self-funding accounts.  The revenue received from customer bills is used to finance each service area for example Utilities (water & wastewater), solid waste & recycling and the services provided by each Division.  The income generated for each fund cannot subsidize the funding for another account, meaning, water fees are applied to the water fund only, sewer fees to the sewer fund only and so on.  General operating and long-term capital infrastructure goals are reviewed and planned for far in advance via the City’s Capital plan.  The City of Laramie works with a rate consultant to determine rates that are based on cost of service and in combination with growth, infrastructure needs, future planning and the every-day costs associated with providing services to customers.  The City also competes for grants and low-interest loans to assist providing revenue to the funds.

If you would like to reach me regarding your account, please reach out to Shawn Klein at or call 307-721-5234.