Fees

Current Storm Water Services Fees​

Fiscal Year 2023

The Storm Water Services fee is made up of three components:

  1. a fee set by Mecklenburg County to address drainage improvements and surface water quality needs of named creeks and the regulated floodplain;
  2. a fee set by each municipality to address drainage improvements and surface water quality needs of unnamed tributaries, channels, pipes, catch basins and culverts; and
  3. an administrative bill processing fee.

Fees Effective July 1, 2022

Effective monthly fees shown below are based on a billing cycle of 30 days. The fee may change slightly if a particular billing cycle has more or fewer than 30 days. Please note some accounts are invoiced semiannually.

Explanation of Terms

  • Detached Single-Family Residential: fee applies to one individual, detached, single-family home on a parcel.
  • All Others: fee applies to commercial buildings, attached single-family homes such as duplexes, triplexes and apartments, and multiple single-family structures on one parcel.
  • Impervious Area: Hard surfaces that do not allow rainwater to absorb into the ground. Examples include concrete driveways and rooftops.
  • Tier: detached single-family homes are in one of four billing tiers based on the property’s total amount of impervious surface.

City of Charlotte

Detached-Single Family Residential Tier
County Fee +
Municipal Fee +
Bill Processing Fee
Total
Monthly
Fee
Change
from
FY 2022

Tier 1:     <2,000 square feet of impervious surface

$1.04 + $6.27 + $1.10

$8.41

$0.35

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

$1.58 + $9.25 + $1.10

$11.93

$0.52

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

$2.41 + $13.67 + $1.10

$17.18

$0.78

Tier 4:     5,000 square feet or more of impervious surface

$4.48 + $22.61 + $1.10

$28.19

$1.35

All Others:     per acre of impervious area

$27.71 + $163.20 + $1.10

$192.01

$9.11

Town of Cornelius

Detached-Single Family Residential Tier
County Fee +
Municipal Fee +
Bill Processing Fee
Total
Monthly

Fee
Change
from
FY 2022

Tier 1:     <2,000 square feet of impervious surface

$1.04 + $1.89 + $1.10

$4.03

$0.47

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

$1.58 + $2.75 + $1.10

$5.43

$0.70

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

$2.41 + $4.12 + $1.10

$7.63

$1.05

Tier 4:     5,000 square feet or more of impervious surface

$4.48 + $7.61 + $1.10

$13.19

$1.94

All Others:     per acre of impervious area

$27.71 + $48.79 + $1.10

$77.60

$12.29

Town of Davidson

Most residential customers invoiced semiannually but shown as monthly fee for comparison.

Detached-Single Family Residential Tier
County Fee +
Municipal Fee +
Bill Processing Fee
Total
Monthly
Fee
Change
from
FY 2022

Tier 1:     <2,000 square feet of impervious surface

$1.04 + $1.76 + $1.10

$3.90

$0.12

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

$1.58 + $2.61 + $1.10

$5.29

$0.18

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

$2.41 + $3.71 + $1.10

$7.22

$0.28

Tier 4:     5,000 square feet or more of impervious surface

$4.48 + $7.32 + $1.10

$12.90

$0.52

All Others:     per acre of impervious area

$27.71 + $43.50 + $1.10

$72.31

$3.14

Town of Huntersville

Detached-Single Family Residential Tier
County Fee +
Municipal Fee +
Bill Processing Fee
Total
Monthly
Fee
Change
from
FY 2022

Tier 1:     <2,000 square feet of impervious surface

$1.04 + $1.52 + $1.10

$3.66

$0.12

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

$1.58 + $2.21 + $1.10

$4.89

$0.18

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

$2.41 + $3.31 + $1.10

$6.82

$0.28

Tier 4:     5,000 square feet or more of impervious surface

$4.48 + $6.12 + $1.10

$11.70

$0.52

All Others:     per acre of impervious area

$27.71 + $39.20 + $1.10

$68.01

$3.14

Town of Matthews

Detached-Single Family Residential Tier
County Fee +
Municipal Fee +
Bill Processing Fee
Total
Monthly
Fee
Change
from
FY 2022

Tier 1:     <2,000 square feet of impervious surface

$1.04 + $1.67 + $1.10

$3.81

$0.12

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

$1.58 + $2.58 + $1.10

$5.26

$0.18

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

$2.41 + $3.64 + $1.10

$7.15

$0.28

Tier 4:     5,000 square feet or more of impervious surface

$4.48 + $5.98 + $1.10

$11.56

$0.52

All Others:     per acre of impervious area

$27.71 + $43.56 + $1.10

$72.37

$3.14

Town of Mint Hill

Detached-Single Family Residential Tier
County Fee +
Municipal Fee +
Bill Processing Fee
Total
Monthly
Fee
Change
from
FY 2022

Tier 1:     <2,000 square feet of impervious surface

$1.04 + $1.35 + $1.10

$3.49

$0.12

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

$1.58 + $2.00 + $1.10

$4.68

$0.18

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

$2.41 + $3.09 + $1.10

$6.60

$0.28

Tier 4:     5,000 square feet or more of impervious surface

$4.48 + $5.20 + $1.10

$10.78

$0.52

All Others:     per acre of impervious area

$27.71 + $46.00+ $1.10

$74.81

$3.14

Town of Pineville

Detached-Single Family Residential Tier
County Fee +
Municipal Fee +
Bill Processing Fee
Total
Monthly
Fee
Change
from
FY 2022

Tier 1:     <2,000 square feet of impervious surface

$1.04 + $1.41 + $1.10

$3.55

$0.12

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

$1.58 + $2.04 + $1.10

$4.72

$0.18

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

$2.41 + $2.91 + $1.10

$6.42

$0.28

Tier 4:     5,000 square feet or more of impervious surface

$4.48 + $5.32 + $1.10

$10.90

$0.52

All Others:     per acre of impervious area

$27.71 + $37.46 + $1.10

$66.27

$3.14

Unincorporated Mecklenburg County

Some accounts are invoiced semiannually but shown as monthly fee for comparison.

Detached-Single Family Residential Tier
County Fee +
Municipal Fee +
Bill Processing Fee
Total
Monthly
Fee
Change
from
FY 2022

Tier 1:     <2,000 square feet of impervious surface

$1.04 + $1.32 + $1.10

$3.46

$0.12

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

$1.58 + $1.92 + $1.10

$4.60

$0.18

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

$2.41 + $2.87 + $1.10

$6.38

$0.28

Tier 4:     5,000 square feet or more of impervious surface

$4.48 + $5.30 + $1.10

$10.88

$0.52

All Others:     per acre of impervious area

$27.71 + $33.98 + $1.10

$62.79

$3.14

Residential customers who are not on municipal water and sewer service (residents who have a private well or septic tank rather than Charlotte Water utilities) are considered "Storm Water Services only" customers and are usually billed for Storm Water Services fees in January and July. 

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 

Detached Single-Family Residential Storm Water Fees By Jurisdiction

Mecklenburg County Logo

Countywide
Detached Single-Family Residential Fee

Paid for services provided by Mecklenburg County

Tier
Amount of Impervious Surface Area (sq. ft.)
Monthly County Fee
Change from FY 2022
Approx. % of Accounts (As of May 2022)

1

<2,000 sq. ft.

$1.04

+$0.12

18%

2

2,000 to 2,999 sq. ft.

$1.58

+$0.18

40%

3

3,000 to 4,999 sq. ft.

$2.41

+$0.28

31%

4

5,000 sq. ft. or more

$3.96

+$0.52

10%



City of Charlotte Logo

City of Charlotte
Detached Single-Family Residential Fee

Paid for services provided by the City of Charlotte

Tier
Amount of Impervious Surface Area (sq. ft.)
Monthly Municipal Fee
Change from FY 2022
Approx. % of Accounts (As of May 2022)

1

<2,000 sq. ft.

$6.27

+$0.23

20%

2

2,000 to 2,999 sq. ft.

$9.25

+$0.34

41%

3

3,000 to 4,999 sq. ft.

$13.67

+$0.50

29%

4

5,000 sq. ft. or more

$22.61

+$0.83

10%

Cornelius Logo

Town of Cornelius
Detached Single-Family Residential Fee

Paid for services provided by the Town of Cornelius

Tier
Amount of Impervious Surface Area (sq. ft.)
Monthly Municipal Fee
Change from FY 2022
Approx. % of Accounts (As of May 2022)

1

<2,000 sq. ft.

$1.89

+$0.35

12%

2

2,000 to 2,999 sq. ft.

$2.75

+$0.52

32%

3

3,000 to 4,999 sq. ft.

$4.12

+$0.77

38%

4

5,000 sq. ft. or more

$7.61

+$1.43

18%

Town of Davidson Logo

Town of Davidson
Detached Single-Family Residential Fee

Paid for services provided by the Town of Davidson

Tier
Amount of Impervious Surface Area (sq. ft.)
Monthly Municipal Fee
Change from FY 2022
Approx. % of Accounts (As of May 2022)

1

<2,000 sq. ft.

$1.76

No Change

11%

2

2,000 to 2,999 sq. ft.

$2.61

No Change

28%

3

3,000 to 4,999 sq. ft.

$3.71

No Change

42%

4

5,000 sq. ft. or more

$7.32

No Change

19%




Town of Huntersville Logo

Town of Huntersville
Detached Single-Family Residential Fee

Paid for services provided by the Town of Huntersville

Tier
Amount of Impervious Surface Area (sq. ft.)
Monthly Municipal Fee
Change from FY 2022
Approx. % of Accounts (As of May 2022)

1

<2,000 sq. ft.

$1.52

No Change

8%

2

2,000 to 2,999 sq. ft.

$2.21

No Change

41%

3

3,000 to 4,999 sq. ft.

$3.31

No Change

44%

4

5,000 sq. ft. or more

$6.12

No Change

7%



Town of Matthews Logo

Town of Matthews
Detached Single-Family Residential Fee

Paid for services provided by the Town of Matthews

Tier
Amount of Impervious Surface Area (sq. ft.)
Monthly Municipal Fee
Change from FY 2022
Approx. % of Accounts (As of May 2022)

1

<2,000 sq. ft.

$1.67

No Change

5%

2

2,000 to 2,999 sq. ft.

$2.58

No Change

38%

3

3,000 to 4,999 sq. ft.

$3.64

No Change

47%

4

5,000 sq. ft. or more

$5.98

No Change

10%

Town of Mint Hill Logo

Town of Mint Hill
Detached Single-Family Residential Fee

Paid for services provided by the Town of Mint Hill

Tier
Amount of Impervious Surface Area (sq. ft.)
Monthly Municipal Fee
Change from FY 2022
Approx. % of Accounts (As of May 2022)

1

<2,000 sq. ft.

$1.35

No Change

4%

2

2,000 to 2,999 sq. ft.

$2.00

No Change

21%

3

3,000 to 4,999 sq. ft.

$3.09

No Change

48%

4

5,000 sq. ft. or more

$5.20

No Change

27%



Town of Pineville Logo

Town of Pineville
Detached Single-Family Residential Fee

Paid for services provided by the Town of Pineville

Tier
Amount of Impervious Surface Area (sq. ft.)
Monthly Municipal Fee
Change from FY 2022
Approx. % of Accounts (As of May 2022)

1

<2,000 sq. ft.

$1.41

No Change

15%

2

2,000 to 2,999 sq. ft.

$2.04

No Change

56%

3

3,000 to 4,999 sq. ft.

$2.91

No Change

26%

4

5,000 sq. ft. or more

$5.32

No Change

3%

Mecklenburg County Logo

Unincorporated Mecklenburg County Area
Detached Single-Family Residential Fee

Paid for services provided by Mecklenburg County

Tier
Amount of Impervious Surface Area (sq. ft.)
Monthly County Fee
Change from FY 2022
Approx. % of Accounts (As of May 2022)

1

<2,000 sq. ft.

$1.32

No Change

20%

2

2,000 to 2,999 sq. ft.

$1.92

No Change

43%

3

3,000 to 4,999 sq. ft.

$2.87

No Change

30%

4

5,000 sq. ft. or more

$5.30

No Change

7%