What am I being billed for?
Each May the Town mails an annual bill to the property owner or their mortgage company if requested by the mortgage company. This bill is made up of five parts.

1. Property Tax - The current rate is $0.175 per $100 of assessed value.

2. Trash Fees - The standard residential trash rate is $280 per year. The standard commercial trash rate is $390 per year. The rate for dumpsters vary by size: $1,110 for 2 yards, $1,450 for 3 yards and $1,720 for a 4 yard dumpster.

3. Water Bond Sinking Fund - The current rate is $1.07 per front footage with a minimum charge of $53.50. This fee funds debt payments on the water plant and distribution system.

4. Ambulance Fee - The Town collects this fee and uses it to pay the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company for ambulance services. The fee is currently $53 per year.

5. Each April and October the Town mails the semi-annual water usage bills. Rates in effect as of 4/1/2017 are as follows:

In Town properties:
$150 Flat Fee per year ($75.00 per six months)
$4.50 per 1,000 gallons for the first 10,000 gallons
$5.50 per 1,000 gallons for 10,001 to 40,000 gallons
$6.50 per 1,000 gallons for usage over 40,001 gallons

Out of Town properties (Savannah’s Landing, Salt Pond…):
$220 Flat Fee per year ($110 per six months)$6.50 per 1,000 gallons

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1. What am I being billed for?
2. When are my bills due?
3. Can I pay these bills now on my credit card?