A stormwater user fee is a financial charge for stormwater services. It is a user fee and not a tax. A stormwater utility, like all utilities, is user-oriented. Similar to water/sewer user fees, stormwater fees are based on a property’s use of, or demand on, the public drainage system and stormwater management services. Across the country and in Tennessee, it has been shown that stormwater user fees are a fair approach to supplement the cost of providing stormwater services to those who most directly benefit from them. Stormwater user fees can be paid by mail, hand delivery to city hall, or online by clicking here.