Properties within the unincorporated area that have not been developed are not charged a fee.
Properties within the City of Wilmington or the beach towns are not charged a fee through the county.
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The Stormwater Services fee is billed as a separate line item on New Hanover County tax bills for property owners in the unincorporated county (tax bills are mailed in August each year). For properties such as undeveloped land, boat slips and individual condominiums, a Stormwater Services fee of $0 will appear on the tax bill.
All fees collected as part of the program will go directly to funding stormwater maintenance and improvement projects.
If a property has a county stormwater permit, a discount of 31% is applied to the fee for both residential and non-residential properties. This discount is automatically calculated and applied to the fee because of the benefit to the overall county stormwater system provided by maintaining the permitted system.
The county anticipates the rate for an ERU to be $5.65 per month for the next fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2023.