The Frisco City Council adopted the Stormwater Utility Fee in January 2009 in order to address state-mandated stormwater regulations. The collected fees are used to cover the cost of programs required to comply with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) August 2007 General Permit to discharge stormwater. In January 2017, the fees were increased to cover requirements from the December 2013 General Permit.
The collected fees are used to cover the cost of programs required to comply with the TCEQ General Permit to discharge stormwater. The purpose is to reduce stormwater pollution.
The fee is based on average lot sizes and the lot's structures. Using Geographical Information System (GIS) technology, city staff compared approximately 20,000 properties to determine the average lot size and develop the tiered fee structure.
Single-Family Residential Properties
Less than 5,000 square feet
5,000 - 20,000 square feet
More than 20,000 square feet
Properties Other Than Single-Family Homes
The monthly fee for properties other than single-family homes is $1.18 per 1,000 square feet of impervious surface. The impervious area of buildings and parking garages is defined as the overall foot print of the building. Multiple floors do not contribute to the impervious area.