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Rates & Fees

Property Taxes:

Property Tax – $2.76 per hundred dollars of the Town Assessment (interest added is equal to 2% per month after due date).

Residents of Heritage Shores are subject to a special tax above and beyond the Bridgeville Property Tax. All other properties within the corporate limits of Bridgeville are not subject to this tax. Inquiries about the Heritage Shores Special Tax should be directed to Municap, Inc. at 1-443-539-4111.

The Town of Bridgeville uses Sussex County’s Property Assessments

Starting FY2020, taxes are scheduled to increase at 5% per year for 5 years. 

FY2020 $2.52 per hundred dollars of the Town Assessment
FY2021 $2.64 per hundred dollars of the Town Assessment
FY2022 $2.76 per hundred dollars of the Town Assessment
FY2023 $2.88 per hundred dollars of the Town Assessment
FY2024 $3.00 per hundred dollars of the Town Assessment

 

Ordinance 2018-03, Adopted November 19, 2018


Water Rates:

Monthly

  • Meter Charge $7.50 per month, with the exception that all secondary meters used for irrigation will be charged $5.50 per month
  • 0-5000 gallons used $2.79 per thousand gallons
  • Next 5000 gallons used $3.35 per thousand gallons
  • Over 10,000 gallons used $3.75 per thousand gallons

Sewer Rates: As of July 1, 2021, the sewer system is owned and operated by Sussex County as part of the Western Sussex Unified Sanitary Sewer District.


Infill Residential Impact Fees:

  • Minimum charge for water – $750

Non-Infill Residential Impact Fees

  • Minimum charge for water per EDU or every fraction thereof: $500
*An infill lot is an existing, undeveloped lot of record within the existing corporate limits of Bridgeville as of October 19, 2002. Each infill lot shall be entitled to one (1) EDU at the infill residential impact fee rate as may be amended from time to time by the Commissioners.

Commercial, Institutional & Industrial Impact Fees:

  • Minimum charge for water per EDU or every fraction thereof: $500

Miscellaneous Fees:

  • Water Inspection Fee $50.00
  • Reconnect Fees for Water $25.00 (due to nonpayment)
  • Service Calls on Water $25.00 (per call after the first call)
  • Returned Checks $30.00
  • New Water Meter: $355.00