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. 2021 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:
Rate Structure Effective 01/01/2021 – 12/31/2021
Parcel Classification
Base Rate
Base plus Water Quality Services
Base plus River Services
Base plus Water Quality and River Services
Residential and Equivalent
$125.31
$140.64
$143.20
$158.53
Duplex and Equivalent $161.67 $181.45 $184.76 $204.54
Duplex Condo and Equivalent; 
Mobile Home Park Condo

$80.83

$90.73

$92.38

$102.27
Multifamily:
   Minimum Charge

   Impervious (excluding gravel) 
   per square foot

   Gravel per square foot


$125.31


$0.04747

$0.03561

$140.64


$0.05328

$0.03997

$143.20


$0.05425

$0.04070

$158.53


$0.06006

$0.04506
Mobile Home Park and Equivalent:
   Minimum Charge

   Impervious (excluding gravel) 
   per square foot

   Gravel per square foot

$69.15

$0.04747


$0.03561


$77.61

$0.05328


$0.03997

$79.02

$0.05425


$0.04070

$87.48

$0.06006


$0.04506
Vacant Undeveloped:
   Minimum Charge per parcel

   Area Charge per acre


$23.51

$0.47015



$23.51

$0.47015

$23.51
  
$0.47070

$23.51

$0.47015
State, County, Federal Highways, and Transportation Infrastructure:

   Impervious rate per square foot                     (excluding gravel)

   Gravel per square foot





$0.00712

$0.00535




$0.00799

$0.00600




$0.00814

$0.00611




$0.00901

$0.00676
Agricultural Land Uses $125.31 $140.64 $143.20 $158.53
All Other Parcels:
   Minimum Charge per parcel

   Impervious rate per square foot                     (excluding gravel)
   
Gravel per square foot

$125.31


$0.04747

$0.03561

$140.64


$0.05328

$0.03997

$143.20


$0.05425

$0.04070

$158.53

 
$0.06006

$0.04506
If you think the utility service charge on your property was calculated incorrectly, please call billing (253) 798-4020 
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Billing: (253) 798-4020
Phone: (253) 798-2725
Fax: (253) 798-7709

Monday–Friday
7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.