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Stormwater Utility Fee


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Pay Your Bill

The stormwater fee is included on your monthly utility bill. You can pay by phone, online, mail, and in person

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Rates

The rate that you pay every month is based on the amount of impervious surface – like rooftops and driveways – on your property. 

Use this map to see your property. (Enter your address. Impervious area is based on the size of the structures in gray, brown and red on the map.)

Note: New rates are going into effect Sept. 1, 2020.

Residential Rates

Property Type

Impervious Area (Sq. ft.)

Old Monthly Fee New Monthly Rate
            Below 400  None None
Tier 1 400 - 1,000 $2.00 $2.20
Tier 2 1,001 - 3,780 $5.00 $5.50
Tier 3 3,781 - 6,620 $8.50 $9.35
Tier 4 6,621 - 9,500 $14.50 $15.95

Homes with more than 9,500 square feet of impervious surface pay the commercial rate.

Commercial Rates

This includes multi-family properties, offices, institutions, industrial land uses, and single-family properties larger than 9,500 square feet. The fee is a 10 percent increase from your current rate. This rate varies based on the size of your property. 

What the Rate Change Pays For

  • 30 major stormwater projects over the next five years;
  • More maintenance to 450 miles of City-owned stormwater pipes; and, 
  • Improvements to storm drains, priority streams, and dams. 

Get a Credit

Receive a credit if you detain more stormwater on your property than you're required. Storing stormwater helps manage how much water reaches storm drains and streams. This reduces water pollution and hazardous road flooding. Credits are typically for commercial properties with a lot of impervious surface. 

View credit requirements

Contact

 

StormwaterFee@raleighnc.gov
919-996-3778

Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Service Categories:
Stormwater

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