User Benefit Assessment
The user benefit assessment began in April, 1993, and is intended to cover the cost of expansion, extension, and re-construction of the Harford County sewer system. Because the town passes its sewage on to Harford County, transporting it through the County's sewer lines for treatment, the town shares in various capital costs to upgrade the County system.
The assessment is charged to all new connections at a rate of $35 per 30 new fixtures. Annual payments shall be made for a period of 25 years from the date of the connection.
Billing & Delinquency
The town will bill the property owner each July 1, and as of October 1, unpaid bills will be considered delinquent and will begin to accrue interest at the rate of 1.5% per month. User benefit bills that are delinquent as of March 1 will be advertised six times between April and June and will be taken to tax sale on the third Monday of June if they remain unpaid. Taxpayers whose accounts have been advertised and/or go to tax sale will be responsible for advertising costs.
The department mails delinquent notices for unpaid user benefit bills during the first week of March each year. After March 31, checks will no longer be accepted as a form of payment for delinquent accounts.