In order to fully recover the cost of providing stormwater services and facilities while fairly and reasonably apportioning the cost among developed properties throughout the DeKalb County service area, the following rates shall apply:
All single dwelling lots (i.e. single family homes or townhomes) are charged one (1) ERU per year for their stormwater runoff.
All multiple dwelling lots (i.e. apartments or condos) are charged one-half (.5) ERU times the number of units on the lot.
All other developed lands are billed one (1) ERU for each three thousand (3,000) square feet of impervious surface or increment thereof on the property, rounded to the next tenth of an ERU.
All other developed lands shall be billed for one (1) ERU for each three thousand (3,000) square feet of impervious surface or increment thereof on the property, rounded to the next highest tenth of an ERU.
The following properties are exempt from stormwater utility fees:
All public rights of way; and
Railroad rights of way (tracks). However, railroad stations, maintenance buildings, or other developed land used or railroad purposes shall not be exempt from stormwater service charges.
Any property whereby one hundred (100) percent of the stormwater runoff is contained on the premises and no runoff enters into the stormwater management system.
Fees for properties having certain stormwater management facilities can be reduced through a credit system that recognizes the benefits of privately owned and managed facilities. The Stormwater User Fee Credit System page provides an overview of the credit system and a link to the actual credit application.