Fees

Storm Water Services Fees

The Storm Water Services fee is based on a property’s impervious surface area such as rooftops and concrete driveways. The more impervious surfaces, the more stormwater runoff flows from the property into the storm drainage system. Properties with the least amount of impervious surface area pay the lowest Storm Water Services fee. Viewcurrent Storm Water Services 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 1:  <2,000 square feet of impervious surface

  • Tier 2:  2,000 to 2,999 square feet of impervious surface

  • Tier 3:  3,000 to 4,999 square feet of impervious surface

  • Tier 4:  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. To view your property's impervious area go to https://mcmap.org/geoportal/ then type in your address and click on impervious.

To inquire about your Storm Water Services fee/bill:​

Call 3-1-1 or

​For more information about Storm Water Services fees contact:

Elizabeth Thomas-Hollier

 

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.