The Surface Water Assessment is a user fee for stormwater services in unincorporated Pinellas County, which addresses flooding, water quality and the operation of county-owned stormwater systems. The assessment is based on each property's impervious area, which includes all of the hard surfaces that do not absorb water, like parking lots and buildings. Impervious areas increase the amount of stormwater runoff, which is the cause of much of our flooding and pollution problems. The Truth in Millage notice contains the assessment on your property. Read the Frequently Asked Questions for an explanation of how the funding will affect surface water management.
Examples of assessments: residential
Examples of assessments: commercial
With sustainable funding, Pinellas County can implement cost effective preventative management programs: