Tax & Utility Rates

CHESAPEAKE CITY PROPERTY TAX:
.4475¢ per $100 of the assessed value of the property. Property taxes are collected by the Cecil County Treasurer’s Office.
 
 
WATER & SEWER
Billed Quarterly in July, October, January & April
Full payment is due by the end of the billing month
Late Fee: 2%/Month
 
RESIDENTIAL DWELLING-IN TOWN:
Base rate of $165, plus $.00685 per gallon ($6.85 per 1,000 gallons) of metered water.  ($.00409 per gallon of water and $.00276 per gallon of sewer, sewer is measured on water usage). 

RESIDENTIAL MULTI-DWELLING UNIT:
Base rate of $165 per quarter per each dwelling unit, plus $.00685 per gallon ($6.85 per 1,000 gallons) of metered water.  ($.00409 per gallon of water and $.00276 per gallon of sewer, sewer is measured on water usage).
 
RESIDENTIAL DWELLING- OUT OF TOWN:
1.5 times the In Town residential rate as above.
 
COMMERICAL UNIT- IN TOWN- WATER DEPENDENT UP TO 100K GALLONS PER QUARTER (FORMERLY COMMERICAL IN TOWN MORE THAN 40,000/YEAR:
Base rate of $258 per quarter plus $.02010 per gallon ($20.10 per 1,000 gallons) of metered water.  ($.012 per gallon of water and $.0081 per gallon of sewer, sewer is measured on water usage).

COMMERCIAL UNIT- IN TOWN- WATER DEPENDENT OVER 100K GALLONS PER QUARTER:
Base rate of $258 per quarter, water rate above for first 100,000 gallons, plus an additional:
100,000 gallons to 200,000 gallons- .001 per gallon of water ($1.00 per 1,000 gallons)
200,000 gallons to 300,000 gallons- .002 per gallon of water ($2.00 per 1,000 gallons)
300,000 gallons to 400,000 gallons- .003 per gallon of water ($3.00 per 1,000 gallons)
400,000 gallons to 500,000 gallons- .004 per gallon of water ($4.00 per 1,000 gallons)
500,000 gallons to 600,000 gallons- .005 per gallon of water ($5.00 per 1,000 gallons)
The same format will apply per increase of 100,000 gallons.

COMMERCIAL UNIT- IN TOWN- NON WATER DEPENDENT LESS THAN 10,000 GALLONS PER QUARTER, (FORMERLY, COMMERCIAL IN TOWN LESS THAN 40,000/YEAR):
Base rate of $165, plus $.00685 per gallon ($6.85 per 1,000 gallons) of metered water. ($.00409 per gallon of water and $.00276 per gallon of sewer, sewer is measured on water usage).  Any quarter that is more than 10,000 per quarter will be charged "Commercial Unit- In Town - Water Dependent Rate.

COMMERCIAL UNIT- WATER ONLY:
Base rate and water rate determined on water usage as described in the above commercial categories.

COMMERCIAL UNIT- OUT OF TOWN:
1.5 times the In Town commercial rate as above.

COMMERCIAL-MULTI PURPOSE:
One base rate per business type plus usage charges as measured (in gallons) above.

RESIDENTIAL WATER ONLY- IN TOWN:
Minimum base rate of $165 plus $.00409 per gallon ($4.09 per 1,000 gallons) of water.
 
RESIDENTIAL SEWER ONLY- IN TOWN:
Minimum base rate of $165 plus $.00276 times 250 gallons per day, 91 days per quarter (one EDU as defined by MDE). 
 
RESIDENTIAL WATER ONLY- OUT OF TOWN:
Minimum base rate of $165 plus water usage rate of 1.5 times in town rate.
 
RESIDENTIAL SEWER ONLY- OUT OF TOWN:
Minimum base rate of $165 plus sewer usage rate of 1.5 times in town rate.

The Above rates are in addition to the BRF. The State of Maryland has passed Senate Bill 320 which raises the BRF (Bay Restoration Fee) to $15.00 per quarter, per unit. Any questions about this fund and to see if you qualify for exemption please go to www.dhr.state.md.us/meap/income.htm

The above modified Water and Sewer rates shall become effective with the commencement of the 3rd billing quarter in FY 2013.
 
Artesian Water Company Water Emergency Phone Number is 800-332-5114 or 302-453-6971.
 
Miller Environmental Company Sewer Emergency Phone Number is 443-206-3183.