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Stormwater Utility Fee

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Paying Your Bill Residential Rates Commercial Rates Learn About the Stormwater Fee What the Fee Pays For Stormwater Fee Credit Forms

Paying Your Bill

The stormwater fee is included on your monthly utility bill. You can pay by phone, online, mail, or in person. Can't pay your bill? Learn more about local assistance programs.

Residential Rates

The stormwater fee rate is based on the amount of impervious surface – or hard surfaces like rooftops and driveways – on your property.

Use the Impervious Surface Map to see your property's impervious surface.

Monthly Rates (Approved Rate as of July 2023)

Property TypeImpervious Area (Sq. ft.)Monthly Rate
-0-399No Fee
Tier 1400 - 1,000$2.94
Tier 21,001 - 3,870$7.36
Tier 33,871 - 6,620$12.52
Tier 46,621 - 9,500$21.34

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

Commercial Rates

Monthly Rates (Approved Rate as of July 2023)

The approved stormwater fee is a 2.5% (percent) increase from the FY 2023 rate. This rate varies based on the size of the property and is solely based on the amount of impervious surface.

Commercial Property Types
Multi-family propertiesIndustrial land uses
Single-family properties larger than 9,500 square feet

How to calculate the fee rate:

Commercial Fee = [Amount of Impervious Surface / 1 Single Family Equivalent Unit (SFEU)] X Approved Stormwater Fee Rate per SFEU

The 1 Single Family Equivalent Unit (SFEU) is 2,260 SQFT and the Approved Stormwater Fee Rate per SFEU is $7.36.

Example: A commercial Property has 47,303 SF of impervious surface.

Stormwater Monthly Fee = (47,303/2,260) X $7.36

Stormwater Monthly Fee = $154.05

Learn About the Stormwater 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.

What the Fee Pays For

Stormwater Fee Credit

You can receive a fee 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 and reduces water pollution and hazardous road flooding. Credits are typically for commercial properties with a lot of impervious surface. View credit requirements.