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Water Fees

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The following water fees are hereby adopted as of July 1, 2018 for the Water Fund per House Bill 436 (session Law 2017 - 138 the Public Water and Sewer Development Fee Act) which states that a unit of local government may only impose a System Development Fee (formerly known as Impact Fee) if it has complied with HB 436. HB 436 requires a calculation of the fee and provides what professionals may perform the calculation, all of the calculation methods that may be used and certain calculation requirements. The calculation must be repeated at least once very five (5) years. 

Dare County contracted Raftelis Financial Consulting to perform the annual rate model update and all revenue bond feasibility and rate study structure calculations.


The first effect of the study is that the County may not charge the Expanding Area Policy Fee after June 30, 2018. The second effect is the calculated allowed charges for System Development Fees (formerly Impact Fees) shown below.

Effective July 1, 2020

Residential and Commercial for Avon, Buxton, Colington, Duck, Frisco, Hatteras, Kitty Hawk, Unincorporated areas of Roanoke Island, Rodanthe, Southern Shores, Salvo, and Waves:

 Size Meter  System Development Fee  Connection Fee  Deposit Fee  Total Cost
 ¾" $2,405.00   $340.00  $107.00  $2,852.00
 1" $4,008.00  $500.00  $139.00  $4,647.00
 1½" $8,017.00  $1,050.00  $275.00  $9,342.00
 2"  $12,827.00  $1,325.00  $1,278.00  $15,430.00
 3"  $24,050.00  $2,000.00  $1,847.00  $27,897.00
 4"  $40,083.00  $3,000.00  $2,417.00  $45,500.00
 6"  $80,166.00  $4,500.00  $2,417.00  $87,083.00


Additional Fees

Special request meter read          $10.00
Reread (if found correct)               $10.00
Reread (if found incorrect)            $  0.00
Reconnection fee                          $50.00
NSF Recovery fee                          $35.00
Late payment fee                           +10%
Meter tampering fee                     $50.00
Turn On/Off fee (Each On/Off)      $25.00
Meter testing fee:                          $25.00