Rates & Fees

Property Taxes:

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Property Tax – $3.00 per hundred dollars of the Town Assessment (interest added is equal to 2% per month after the 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. These rates are calculated at 50% of the County Assessment.

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


Ordinance 2018-03, Adopted November 19, 2018

Water Rates:

As of October 1, 2022

Monthly Water Service Fee:

  • ¾” Meter (Standard Residential)                    $15.00 [from $7.50] per month
  • ¾” Meter – Secondary (Irrigation, Etc.)          $10.00 [from $5.50] per month
  • 1” Meter                                                                 $18.75 per month
  • 1.5″ Meter                                                              $26.75 per month
  • 2” Meter                                                                 $33.75 per month
  • 3” Meter                                                                 $48.75 per month
  • 4” Meter                                                                 $63.75 per month

           *Meter Service Fee is calculated as a multiplier of the standard ¾” fee. Any additional meter size not included in this list shall follow the same formula.

            Fee:  ((Meter Size – Base Meter Size) (Base Meter Rate)) + (Base Meter Rate)

            Ex. for 4” Meter: ((4 – 3/4) (15) + 15) => ((3.25 x 15) + 15) => (48.75+15) = $63.75.

Water Usage Fee:

  • 0-5,000 gallons                             $3.76 [$2.79] per thousand gallons per month
  •  5,001-10,000 gallons                   $4.32 [$3.35] per thousand gallons per month
  • Anything over 10,000 gallons       $4.72 [$3.75] per thousand gallons per month


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: $370.00
Type of Fee
Variance, zoning, and conditional use hearings/ Major & Minor Development Plans
Annexation application fee
*NOTE: This fee covers Town staff and supplies. Applicants shall be responsible for all costs associated with their request, including but not limited to costs such as advertising, legal fees, engineering fees, etc.  
Notary Services $5.00 (per stamp)
Fax Services   $2.00 for up to 10 pages. To receive is per standard copy price. Fee includes transmission report copy. Cover page required.
Standard Copies   $.25 per page
  Copies – 11″x17″ or 12″x18″ $1.00 per page
Scans – Standard Size (8.5″x 11″ and under) – emailed
$1.00 for up to 25 pages (25 page increments) *Not for high resolution scans
Scans – We can also now provide higher resolution large format digital scans up to 24”x 36”- Scans will be emailed to you. We cannot print in large format. 
$2.00 per page
  PLEASE CALL AHEAD for availability for notary or scanning services  
  FOIA Requests  – copies of public records follow a separate rate sheet. Rates will be confirmed upon request as they are set by the state of Delaware and can change. The current FOIA fee sheet as of the end of 2023 is available here – FOIA Fees.  For ease of request processing, please use the FOIA request form here – https://bridgeville.delaware.gov/foia/, send us an email at townofbridgeville@gmail.com, stop in to Town Hall with a written request, or mail us at 101 N. Main Street, Bridgeville, DE 19933.