Stormwater Utility (SWU) Payment Reminder Letters
Reminder letters for payment of the Douglas County Stormwater Utility Annual Service Charge have been mailed out to those who still need to make payments. If you receive a letter, please be aware that you have not been sent to collection. There is still time to bring your account current. To avoid further action, payments must be received by August 1, 2023.
The SWU Annual Service Charge bill is initially mailed with the property tax statements. The Service Charge is not always paid by escrow, which can create confusion and result in missing the payment.
Service Charge payments are remitted to the Douglas County Treasurer. Please visit the Treasurer's page for information and to make a payment.
Stormwater Utility (SWU) Service Charge
The utilities rate structure is based upon the amount of impervious surface area within each parcel or equivalent service unit (ESU).
An annual service charge of $45 per ESU, shall be levied against each developed parcel within the SWU Service Area.
Billing and Payments
Annual Service Charge bills are included in the same envelope as the Property Tax Statements that are mailed in February. SWU Service Charge payments are due April 30th.
Example Service Charge Calculations
The following are examples of how ESUs are calculated and applied within the service area: