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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 $0.19 per $100 of assessed value. 2. Trash Fees - The standard residential trash rate is $330 per year. The standard commercial trash rate is $460 per year. The rate for dumpsters vary by size: $1,310 for 2 yards, $1,710 for 3 yards and $2,030 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 4/1/2018 are as follows: In Town properties: $180 Flat Fee per year ($90.00 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…): $265 Flat Fee per year ($132.50 per six months) $6.50 per 1,000 gallons
The annual Property Tax, Trash, and Sinking Fund bill is due June 15. A two-percent (2%) penalty will begin to be assessed monthly on unpaid balances as of September 1. The semi-annual Water Usage bills are generally due six weeks from date of mailing, so in mid-to-late May and mid-to-late November. A two-percent (2%) penalty will be assessed monthly after the due date.
Yes, the annual Property Tax, Trash & Sinking Fund bill and the semi-annual Water Usage can be paid online with a credit card. You can also pay Business License renewals , Real Estate Rental Tax and Parking Tickets. Other payments such as traffic tickets, building permits, water hook up fees and first time business licenses may be paid with a credit card but only over the phone or in person so that we are sure we have all the information needed.