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Storm Water Fees

Storm Water fees have increased in City of Charlotte and Town of Davidson. Learn more.


Current Storm Water fees effective July 1, 2014:

City of Charlotte:

  • Tier I Residential: $7.14 per month
  • Tier II Residential: $10.18 per month
  • Tier III Residential: $10.71 per month
  • Tier IV Residential: $11.94 per month
  • Commercial: $156.41 per month per acre of impervious surface

(Figures above are based on a billing cycle of 30 days. The actual monthly fee will vary depending on the number of days in the billing cycle.)


Cornelius, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville:

  • Tier I Residential: $3.04 per month
  • Tier II Residential: $4.17 per month
  • Tier III Residential: $4.70 per month
  • Tier IV Residential: $5.93 per month
  • Commercial: $56.19 per month per acre of impervious surface

(Figures above are based on a billing cycle of 30 days. The actual monthly fee will vary depending on the number of days in the billing cycle.)


Davidson:

  • Tier I Residential: $16.03 (billed twice a year)
  • Tier II Residential: $23.71 (billed twice a year)
  • Tier III Residential: $33.49 (billed twice a year)
  • Tier IV Residential: $62.53 (billed twice a year)
  • Commercial: $64.35 per month per acre of impervious surface
(Residential customers in Davidson are billed for Storm Water Services once every six months. Commercial customers in Davidson are billed for Storm Water Services monthly.)



Unincorporated Mecklenburg County:

  • Tier I Residential: $2.79 per month
  • Tier II Residential: $3.79 per month
  • Tier III Residential: $5.05 per month
  • Tier IV Residential: $8.69 per month
  • Commercial: $49.85 per month per acre of impervious surface

(Figures above are based on a billing cycle of 30 days. The actual monthly fee will vary depending on the number of days in the billing cycle.)


All fees shown above, in each jurisdiction, include countywide Major System fee, the municipality's Minor System fee and the Administrative billing cost.

Residential customers who are not on municipal water and sewer service (residents who have a private well or septic tank rather than Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities) are considered "Storm Water only" customers and are usually billed for storm water in January and July.


Tier sizes (single-family residential):

  • Tier I: 0 to 1,999 square feet of impervious surface
  • Tier II: 2,000 to 2,999 square feet of impervious surface
  • Tier III: 3,000 to 4,999 square feet of impervious surface
  • Tier IV: 5,000 or more square feet of impervious surface

Residential Storm Water rates apply to:

  • homes that are zoned, designed and built as a residence for one family, are on a single parcel of land, and are completely detached from other residential or commercial structures.

Commercial Storm Water rates apply to:

  • duplexes, triplexes, apartments or other multi-family homes
  • any structure for which a business license is on file for that address
  • businesses or commercial enterprises
  • public buildings.

To find out the size of your impervious area:

  • Go to the GeoPortal interactive map
  • Type the property address in the box and click Go
  • Under "What do you want to know," select "impervious surface".  

Find out more information about this topic on our Frequently Asked Questions about Storm Water fees.

Detailed explanation of Storm Water Services fees for each jurisdiction (County, City and Towns)
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