Property owners may apply for a Lake Whatcom Stormwater Utility Service Charge Rate Adjustment Request within 30 days of the date of their property tax statement (the bill). Late requests will still be accepted until April 30, 2020 and responded to as staff resources allow. Submitting a request does not extend the due date for your property taxes. If your request is approved and your annual charge reduced, a credit will be applied to your next property tax bill.
Service charge rate adjustments are allowed for the following reasons:
Download a copy of the Service Charge Adjustment Request Form. Directions are included in the form. Please call the Stormwater Division at (360) 778-6230 for information about how your current charge was calculated and to ask for assistance completing your request. Please understand that staff resources are very limited during the COVID-19 outbreak. It will take longer than normal to receive a response during this period of time.
Service charge rate adjustment requests are considered and approved based on definitions and provisions included in Whatcom County Code Chapter 16.30.