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Stormwater Utililty Fee Exemptions and Credits
As directed by the Board at the July 10, 2007 ordinance introduction, all developed residential (single family, mobile homes and condos) parcels will be charged a flat rate of $47.00. All other developed property, classified as Non- residential property, will be charged a fee related to the amount of impervious area on developed property with the minimum fee being $47.00. The ordinance also establishes other exemptions and funding variations.

Staff and CDM presented the stakeholder recommendations and the ordinance to the Citizen's Ordinance Review Committee (CORC) on July 16, 2007. The CORC voted to recommend that the Board adopt the ordinance as presented Including the $47.00 ERU rate.

The user  is referred to Section 8 of BCC Ordinance No. 07-18 which is officially entitled:
"AN ORDINANCE OF PASCO COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR A STORMWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM UTILITY, SPECIFYING TERMS AND PROCEDURES FOR THE UTILITY; IMPOSING UTILITY FEES AND RATE SCHEDULE; PROVIDING FOR FEE EXEMPTIONS AND CREDITS; PROVIDING FEE BILLING, PAYMENT AND PENALTIES; PROVIDING FOR A STORMWATER UTILITY FUND; PROVIDING FOR MODIFICATION THAT MAY ARISE FROM CONSIDERATION AT PUBLIC HEARING; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, REPEALER, CONFLICT, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE".

Exemptions: The following areas on developed property will not be counted as part of the impervious areas of the developed property:

  1. Railroads
  2. Public Roads (including Federal, State, County and City)
  3. Public Airport Taxiways and Runways
  4. Open Water

Exempt Property: Undeveloped property is exempt from the Stormwater Utility Fee.

Credits: The county recognizes that some developed properties subject to the Utility
Fee have constructed and currently operate and maintain stormwater facilities that can reduce
stormwater runoff Impacts from the subject property and reduce the burden on the county to maintain, operate and provide capital improvements to the stormwater management system. Additionally, the county recognizes that some property owners may wish to mitigate the Stormwater Utility Fee by constructing and maintaining a stormwater facility that will reduce the impact of the subject property. The credit granted to the utility customer shall be as defined by the "Stormwater Assessment Policies and Procedures Manual" adopted by Board resolution, as may be amended from time to time, and which is incorporated herein by reference.