Funding for the Stormwater Management Program comes primarily from the Stormwater Utility. The Utility is based on equitable cost-sharing measures which allocate responsibility to users of the stormwater management system. The property's contribution to runoff is defined by impervious coverage per developed tract of land. Both commercial and non-commercial developments are charged a fee and includes for-profit and not-for-profit property owners.
Billable Equivalent Residential Unit Fees
As of July 1, 2021, Billable Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) fees are $90 per ERU. All nonresidential properties, which includes, but not limited to Multi-Family, Commercial, Government, Non-Profit, Industrial etc. are billed a flat rate of $90 per ERU of impervious area on their property
. One ERU is equal to 3952 sq. ft. So, for example if a Nonresidential site has 1- 3952 sq. ft., they will be billed one (1) ERU. If a non-residential site has 3,953 or greater sq. ft., of impervious area, they will be billed the appropriate ERU’s associated with the impervious area on the property. These fees are billed on the annual County Property Tax Assessment.
Single family residential homes are now based on a tiered billing system:
- Tier 1: 1 – 2,000 square feet of impervious
- Tier 2: 2,001 - 4,000 square feet of impervious
- Tier 3: 4,001 – 6,000 square feet of impervious
- Tier 4: 6,001 - Infinite square feet of impervious
- What is the stormwater fee and why do we have one?
- What is stormwater runoff?
- What is impervious surface?
- How was the stormwater fee developed?
- How much is the fee for residential properties?
- How much is the fee for commercial properties?
- Why are churches and other tax-exempts required to pay?
- What if I have two residences on my property?
- Is the stormwater fee a tax?
- How can I be exempted from the stormwater fee?
- Can I appeal the stormwater fee?
- How often/when will I get a bill? When is it due?
- What happens if I don’t pay my bill?
- Since the stormwater fee appears on the tax bill, what will mortgage companies do with the fee?