What is the stormwater fee?

A nominal fee supports these services and only applies to property owners in the unincorporated areas of the county.

For the current fiscal year from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, the ERU is the standard rate of $5.65.

Non-residential properties developed with impervious areas such as rooftops, asphalt, and sidewalks pay based on the amount of impervious surface. The formula for this is: amount of impervious area in square feet divided by 4,000 square feet and then multiplied by an ERU. For this current year (Fiscal Year 2022-2023), the ERU will be $5.65 per month as mentioned above. (As an example: a business with 40,000 square feet of impervious surface pays a fee of 40,000/4000=10, then 10×5.65 (ERU) for a total bill of $56.50 per month or $678 total for the current fiscal year).

Properties developed since September of 2000 that maintain stormwater control measures under a county permit will receive a 31% discount since less maintenance from Stormwater Services will be required.

The Stormwater Services fee is not a tax, but it will be collected once a year through the county's property tax bill (sent in August) and will be listed as a separate fee for property owners in the unincorporated area.

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1. What is stormwater?
2. Why is it important to manage stormwater?
3. What is a stormwater service?
4. Public Input Opportunities
5. Timeline for program
6. What is the stormwater fee?