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. 2017 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
$123.61
Duplex
$159.47
Duplex condo or mobile home condo
 $79.74
Multi-family:
    Minimum charge
    Impervious area (per sq. ft.)
    Gravel area (per sq. ft.)

$123.61
$0.04396
$0.03297
Mobile home park:
    Minimum charge
    Impervious area (per sq. ft.)
    Gravel area (per sq. ft.)

$68.22
0.04682
0.03512
Vacant/undeveloped land:
    Minimum charge
    Area charge (per acre)

$22.83      
$0.45646
State, county, federal highways and transportation infrastructure:
    Impervious area (per sq. ft.)
    Gravel area (per sq. ft.)


$0.00702
$0.00527
All other parcels:
    Minimum charge
    Impervious area (per sq. ft.)
    Gravel area (per sq. ft.)

$123.61
$0.04682
$0.03512
If you think the utility service charge on your property was calculated incorrectly, please call billing (253) 798-4020 
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Phone: (253) 798-2725
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Mailing Address:
2702 S 42nd St, Ste 201
Tacoma, WA 98409-7322