Fees

Storm Water Fees

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ The Storm Water fee is based on a property’s impervious surface area such as rooftops, driveways and private walkways. The more impervious surfaces, the more stormwater runoff flows from the property into the storm drainage system. Homes with the least amount of impervious surface area pay the lowest Storm Water fee. View current Storm Water fees​.

Detached Single-Family Residential properties (one individual, detached, single-family home on a parcel) are in one of four billing tiers based on the property’s total amount of impervious surface. Each property in the tier is billed the same amount. 

  • Tier I:   Up 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

All Other properties (commercial buildings; attached single-family homes such as duplexes, triplexes and apartments; multiple single-family structures on one parcel) are billed for the actual amount of impervious area on the property.

Impervious surfaces are identified and measured using aerial photography for each parcel in Mecklenburg County. You can view your property's impervious area by visiting the GeoPortal website.

To inquire about your fee/bill:​
Call 3-1-1 or 704-336-7600​

For more information about Storm Water fees contact Elizabeth Thomas-Hollier, 980-314-4628  

 

Impervious surfaces are hard surfaces that do not allow rain to absorb into the ground. The more impervious surfaces, the more stormwater runoff flows from the property into the storm drainage system.​​