Welcome to Columbus

Columbus, Montana is a full service community of approximately 2000 people.  It is situated on the north bank of the Yellowstone river and is located about 40 miles west of Billings, Montana’s largest city. This quiet community boasts many recreational activities and is a fisherman’s paradise.  Columbus also serves as a gateway to the Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains and Yellowstone National Park.  Located within our city limits are numerous amenities that include city parks, a golf course, a hospital, elementary, middle and high schools, an airport, railroad, library, and a museum.  You will also find various eateries, casinos, bars, lodging, and retail stores.

NOTICE: The Bicycle Rides Northwest organization will be hosting a large-scale tour that will start and finish in Columbus. The rides will arrive on June 17th and depart for Red Lodge via Highway 78 between 7 and 8 am on the 18th. They will return to Columbus via Joliet Rd mid-day on June 24th. See full press release HERE and the Social post HERE.




Pay your Utility Bill here

Click on the Green Button Below and it will re-direct you to the PayGov.com site.
This is a secure website that you can use to pay your City Utility Bill.
There will be up to a 4.95% convenience fee charged to your card to use this service.

Please have your account number, property address, and charge account information from your credit card when you make this payment.
If you need this information, please call our office at (406) 322-5313 ext 102.

To pay in person, please come to our office located at 408 E. 1st Ave. N.
Our regular business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

You may also mail payment to PO Box 549, Columbus, MT 59019


ANOTHER OPTION: You may also choose monthly automatic withdrawal of your utility bill.
SEE FORM by clicking the bank icon below.

Monthly Auto Bank Pay

For any website questions, please email the website administrator at webadmin@townofcolumbus.com.