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Surface Water Management Utility Service Charge
About the Surface Water Management Utility Service Charge
Since 1988, the Surface Water Management utility has provided services to Pierce County that reduce the threat of flooding to people and property and prevent water pollution. The utility service charge pays for these services.                                        
2016 Rates 

These rates are charged per parcel in unincorporated Pierce County. If you received a property tax statement from the Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer that includes a Surface Water Management fee and you live in a city, that fee is going to your local city. The following rates apply to properties in unincorporated Pierce County:

Parcel Classification

Annual Service Charge

Single-family residential $116.06
Duplex $149.74
Duplex condo or mobile home condo
 $74.87
Multi-family:
    Minimum charge
    Impervious area (per sq. ft.)
    Gravel area (per sq. ft.)

$116.06
$0.04396
$0.03297
Mobile home park:
    Minimum charge
    Impervious area (per sq. ft.)
    Gravel area (per sq. ft.)
 
$64.05
$0.04396
$0.03297
Vacant/undeveloped land:
    Minimum charge
    Area charge (per acre)

   $21.43        $0.42860
State, county, federal highways and transportation infrastructure:
    Impervious area (per sq. ft.)
    Gravel area (per sq. ft.)


$0.00659
$0.00495
All other parcels:
    Minimum charge
    Impervious area (per sq. ft.)
    Gravel area (per sq. ft.)

$116.06
$0.04396
$0.03297

If you think the utility service charge on your property was calculated incorrectly, please call billing (253) 798-4020
Contact Us 

Surface Water Management division 
Email Us
Ph: (253) 798-2725

Billing:
(253) 798-4020

Public Works
2702 S. 42nd St.
Suite 201
Tacoma, WA 98409