Mayor Michael Nutter said yesterday he " literally just missed it."
A lien was placed on Nutter's West Philadelphia home after he failed to pay his $507.76 gas bill. Philadelphia Gas Works filed a complaint against the mayor on May 18.
Nutter, who yesterday apologized for his mistake, said he paid the balance off this month.
"I thought I had taken care of the particular bill," he said. "Apparently, I did not."
He wasn't sure if any PGW employees approached his home with a shutoff notice. "I work a lot," he said.