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Parcel Taxes

Frequently Asked Questions:  Parcel Taxes

Is the parcel tax new? 

  • No, the parcel taxes have been collected by the City of Merritt for over 20 years.

What does this tax pay for?

  • It is a local service tax for the sewer and water to meet the costs of works and services that benefit land within the municipality.

I just paid my water, sewer and garbage utilities, is it a duplicate charge?

  • The parcel tax is not to be confused with the residential utility bills, which were distributed on April 1st.  The utility bills are for garbage, water and sewer usage from Jan 1st to Dec 31st.

I’m not connected to City sewer; do I still have to pay?

  • Water and Sewer Parcel Tax shall be levied as a single amount for each parcel that has the opportunity to be provided with water or sewer service regardless of whether or not the service is being used.

Is there any option for exemption from paying a parcel tax?

  • Parcel’s that have no opportunity to connect to the City of Merritt Water or Sewer Service are exempt from this parcel tax.

What exactly is the water parcel?

  • Water Parcel Tax is levied each year on each parcel of land within the City of Merritt capable of being served by the City’s water system.

How much do I pay each year for the Water Parcel?

  • The parcel tax is levied each year on each parcel of land aforementioned, and the amount of such Parcel Tax is Eighty Dollars. ($80.00)

What exactly is the Sewer parcel?

  • Sewer Parcel Tax is levied each year on each parcel of land within the City of Merritt capable of being served by the City’s sanitary sewer system.

How much do I pay each year for the Sewer Parcel?

  • The parcel tax is levied each year on each parcel of land, and the amount of such Parcel Tax is three hundred and five dollars. ($305.00)