Utility Fee

Reason for the Fee

A stormwater utility fee is a revenue source currently being used by over 300 Florida cities to meet the challenges caused by stormwater runoff. Other communities throughout the nation are considering the implementation of a stormwater utility fee.

Purpose of the Fee

The fee provides a dedicated recurring source of funds for stormwater management improvements. The utility fee is based on the user fee concept in that the charge is based on the level of benefit received.

In other words, the greater the stormwater impact by a property, the more that property will be charged.