Storm Utility Fee and Credits

  1. Stormwater Utility Ordinance
  2. Property Calculations
  3. Stormwater Utility Fee Credits
Roanoke City Council adopted a Stormwater Utility Ordinance at their meeting of November 11, 2013. The Storm Water Utility became effective July 1, 2014. The stormwater utility fee rates will be set as part of the annual budget process. City staff has recommended a fee of $0.90 per 500 square feet of impervious surface and this fee will be phased in over a 3 year period beginning with $0.30 per 500 square feet in July 2014, $0.60 in July 2015 and $0.90 in July 2016.

The Stormwater Utility fee is based on impervious surface area within a property line boundary.  Impervious surfaces are areas of the landscape that impede infiltration of rainfall and result in an increased volume of surface runoff. As a simple rule, man-made surfaces that are not vegetated will be considered impervious. Examples of impervious surfaces include roofs, buildings, decks, or pools, as well as, any concrete, asphalt, compacted dirt or gravel surface.


More Information

Contact the Stormwater Utility by calling 540-853-5900 for more information, or email the Stormwater Division.