Tax exempt organizations still have to pay the stormwater utility fee. The stormwater utility fee is similar to fees paid for water and sewer service, trash collection, or electricity. All developed land in the city, whether public or private, is billed based on the impervious area on the property. The City of Durham even pays a stormwater utility fee for the impervious area at its facilities.
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Townhouse and condominium developments and other similar properties containing impervious surface in common ownership shall be charged for the total impervious surface of all commonly-owned property within the development. The stormwater service bill for the commonly-owned property within the development shall be sent to the homeowners’ association. Individually-owned property within the development shall be billed at the residential tier 1 rate for each individual parcel and the stormwater service bill shall be sent to the owner of each individual parcel.
Your billing cycle will vary based on whether or not you are a residential customer. Residential customers are billed annually. Non-residential customers are generally billed monthly. If you would like to change your billing frequency please contact Durham One Call at 919-560-1200. Please have your account number available.
The money raised through the stormwater utility fee is placed in a separate account from other city funds. This money is only used to fund activities outlined in the Stormwater Management Plan. For more information, please visit Stormwater & GIS Services.