The city recently initiated an online billing and payment system. Through the online platform, provided by City Hall Systems, residents can quickly search for and pay real estate, water, excise and personal property tax bills by owner name, bill number, street location, or parcel number. Additionally, they can create a personal account to set up automatic payments, schedule future payments, and manage their payment methods. The online system can be accessed through a link on the city’s website, www.chelseama.gov/Public_Documents/ChelseaMA_WebDocs/epayments . City officials said the electronic billing system is being offered as a convenience to the public and to help the environment. “We had been looking for the right payment platform for our residents and finally, we found it,” City Manager Jay Ash said in a prepared statement.