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Proposed stormwater fee increase creates flood of complaints

Roughly 300,000 residential and commercial properties in unincorporated Hillsborough County could see a stormwater assessment change, and for many that change will mean a substantial fee increase.

The proposed change still needs to be approved by the Board of County Commissioners but is already prompting a flood of complaints from potentially affected property owners.

The stormwater assessment is an annual payment for flood control and water quality improvements. Currently it’s a flat rate paid when property owners pay their property taxes.

The county is proposing a sliding scale based on a home’s square footage. Below is the potential fee schedule.