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Stormwater Utility Fee

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Pay Your Bill Rates Get a Credit Forms Video: Learn About the 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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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's impervious surface. 

New rates effective Sept. 1, 2020. See rates listed below.

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

Video: Learn About the Fee

Raleigh Stormwater Fee

Did you know there’s a stormwater fee on your monthly utility bill? Watch this video to see what services the fee pays for.




Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Service Categories:
StormwaterCustomer Care and Utility BillingBilling and Collections