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Lamar Electric Cooperative

Ag/Timber Tax Exemptions Expired on Dec. 31

Beginning January 1, 2016 members using electricity for Ag/Timber purposes that have not sent Lamar Electric a new Tax Exemption Certificate Form will be taxed.  The State of Texas requires all utilities to collect sales tax on all electric bills unless the electricity is used for an exempt purpose.  In prior years, several hundred of our members have provided us a tax exemption certificate for Ag/Timber, but all of those tax exemption certificates have expired. Unfortunately many have not provided a new Tax Exemption Form.  We believe most people have renewed their Registration with the State of Texas and have received a new registration card with a new expiration date, but have failed to send Lamar Electric a new Tax Exemption Certificate Form with the new expiration date.

If you have been or wish to claim an exemption on your electric bill for agriculture or timber operation, you must renew your registration number with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.  To renew your registration, go to or call 1-844-247-3639.

Once you have done this, you must sign a new Tax Exemption Certificate (Texas Agricultural Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificate Form 01-924 or Texas Timber Operations Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificate Form 01-925and provide this completed form to Lamar Electric.  We will be required to collect the tax and remit the tax to the State of Texas until we receive the completed form.

If you have questions, call Lamar Electric at (903) 784-4303.

Lamar Electric Linemen help Southwest Electric Co-Op with damage

Recently, rain in our area turned into a ice storm for much of Western Oklahoma and parts of North Texas. South West Rural Electric Cooperative headquartered at Tipton, OK, serves counties in OK and TX. As of this morning they still had over 2,500 houses out of power. A five man crew departed Paris this morning to help. They are working near Tipton. They spent this evening replacing cross arms ripped off poles due to the weight of ice on the wires.

Ways to Pay Your Bill


Pay your bill with a credit card, debit card or e-check over the phone by using our 24 hour automated phone payment system by calling 903-784-4303 and pressing #1, also a customer representative can take your payment if you don’t press #1.


Drop off your payment at our office located at 1485 N. Main Street, Paris, TX. Hours 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday – Friday.


Drop off payment in at our Drive-Thru located at 1485 N. Main Street, Paris, TX. Hours 7:30AM to 5:00PM, Monday – Friday.


Drop box is located on North side of building under our drive thru at 1485 N. Main Street, Paris, TX


Return you payment with the bill stub portion you received in the mail to – PO Box 580, Paris, TX 75461-0580.


Pay online with a credit card, debit card or checking account by visiting the online payment site at and clicking Pay Your Bill On-line.


Download the Lamar Electric SmartHub App to pay your bill from your iPhone, iPad, android phone and android tablet.  Lamar Electric’s SmartHub App is free and available in the Apple Store or Google Play.


Sign up for recurring payments or bank drafts by filling a form located on our website or getting one at our office.  Recurring credit card and bank draft payments are available for 5th or 19th of each month.

SmartHub Online Bill Pay

Lamar Electric is transitioning our online website billing service to an enhanced account management tool called SmartHub on April 1st at 10:00 a.m. Using SmartHub will allow our members to do more than pay their bill online or look at previous month’s bills. If you are already enrolled in eBill, you will use the same email and password that you’ve always used, but instead of logging into eBill, when you click on the “Online Bill Pay” tab or choose the “Pay Your Bill Online” button, you will go directly into SmartHub.  If you are new to Lamar Electric’s online services, simply click the new user option on the “Online Bill Pay” tab or the “Pay Your Bill Online” button and follow the instructions for a “new user” to access our self-service site.  This access has previously only been available by access through our website using your home computer, tablet or smart phone.

Out of Power? Just Text Us!

When a big wind storm blows through or something happens that causes a major electric line outage, our telephones light up.  When several hundred people all try calling at the same time, many will get a busy signal.  We now have another way to report outages.  Just Text us.  Texting is faster and an easier way to report your power outage to.  If many folks report their outage by text, those calling in their outage will have a better chance of getting through the first time.  We know there are many members that do not Text.  By reducing the phone calls, the non-texting folks will be able to communicate with us much quicker.


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