Fees

​Fee​ Credits

Property owners may qualify for a fee credit by reducing impacts to the storm drainage system. The four questions below will help you quickly assess if your property might qualify. For more details, please read the specific fee credit policies.  

Does your property border a neighboring county?

If so, you may qualify for the County Line Fee Credit. Your property line must be the same as the Mecklenburg County line and all stormwater runoff must flow directly into the neighboring county. Property owners who qualify for this credit pay no Storm Water fee.
County Line Fee Credit Policy

Does your property border the water’s edge of the Catawba River, Lake Norman, Lake Wylie, or Mountain Island Lake?

If so, you may qualify for the Catawba River Fee Credit. All stormwater runoff must flow directly into the river or lake without entering a storm drainage system. Property owners who qualify may receive a fee credit up to 96.4%.
Catawba River Fee Credit Policy

Do you have a pond on your property? 

If so, you may qualify for the Pond Fee Credit. Your property must have a pond that captures and holds stormwater runoff and the pond must meet additional criteria. Property owners who qualify may receive a fee credit up to 48%.
Pond Fee Credit Policy

Do you have an existing Stormwater Control Measure (SCM) that was designed by an engineer or landscape architect? 

If so, you may qualify for the Stormwater Control Measure Fee Credit. Your property must have a specially designed control measure, such as a rain garden, level spreader, sand filter, or engineered pond. To request this credit, you must submit (1) an as-built survey of the control measure and (2) the credit application form with supporting calculations prepared and sealed by an engineer or landscape architect.
Stormwater Control Measure Fee Credit Application

Questions about fee credits?

Properties inside City of Charlotte limits contact:
Kevin E. Herring, PE  
Kevin.Herring@CharlotteNC.gov​
704-432-5570

Properties outside City of Charlotte limits contact:
David​ Goode, PE  
David.Goode@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov​
980-314-3235

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