Budget billing allows FMCS consumers to pay more balanced monthly payments. The budget payment amount is calculated by the billing system, based on the past twelve months of usage history. Once the budget amount is established, the consumer is responsible for the budget amount, not the actual accounts receivable balance. The actual accounts receivable balance is due once a year, in the 'catch up month'. For more information on Budget Billing, please contact the Billing Department at (507)-373-6421.