Stormwater User Fee Adjustments & Reductions

Stormwater User Fee Adjustment Application
 If you feel the impervious area in the City’s records for your site are incorrect, you have the ability to apply for an adjustment for these fees. Fill out the Stormwater Adjustment Application (PDF) to seek an adjustment. This is the application that will be required to contest the impervious area contained within your parcel.

Application Supplements
This form shall need to be completed indicating all hard surfaces on the property, signed by the property owner and submitted with the following documents:

  • Minimum of 6 color photos (4 inches by 6 inches) showing all hard surfaces on the property.
  • Sketch of property showing dimensions in feet and a description of all surfaces on the property.
  • A copy of the signed/sealed survey is required for all property, with the exception of single family homes and parcels less than 1 acre that is existing.

Stormwater User Fee Reductions Application
You have the ability to apply for a reduction for these fees, if you have best management practices on your site such as:

 

  • Stormwater Retention/Detention Structures: These structures were permitted by the South Florida Water Management District for a minimum of a 25 years, 24-hour event storm and are properly maintained. Note, This reduction is not available to properties within the Six Mile Cypress Watershed since they are already receiving a Special Credit. Refer to Policy for Adjustments of Stormwater Fees (PDF) for additional information.
  • Low Impact Development utilized throughout the entire site (man-made wetlands, lowered landscape islands that are irrigated by stormwater, etc.)
  • Stormwater Recycling by using rain barrels, rain gardens, cisterns, or other water saving materials.

Stormwater User Fee Reduction Application (PDF) must be submitted and approved to reduce stormwater user fees on a parcel. Please note that best management practice for which the reduction is approved must be owned and maintained by the property owner. If you live in a gated subdivision that is serviced by a stormwater pond, then the owner of the pond would need to apply and all properties the pond serves will be given a reduction.
 
Application Supplements
This form shall need to be  signed by the property owner and submitted with the following documents:
 

  • Minimum of 10 color photos (4 inches by 6 inches) showing the best management practices on the property
  • 11 inch by 17 inch map showing the location of each of the best management practices and the location the photos were taken
  • Recertification of South Florida Water Management District Permitted System (if applicable)
Application Process
The application shall be processed within 30-60 days of receipt by the City. A letter will be sent indicating whether the application was approved or denied. If the reduction is approved the adjustment to the stormwater user fee shall be reflected on the following year's tax bill.