Sewage charges for owners

Most houses and buildings are connected to the main municipal sewage system. All owners of a property (such as a home or business premises) with a direct or indirect connection to the municipal sewage system must pay the sewage charges for owners. The municipality ensures that the sewage system works well and is maintained.

Do you discharge more than 500 cubic metres (m3) of wastewater per year into the municipal sewage system? Then you must also pay sewage charges for users.

The sewage charges for owners (rioolheffing eigenarendeel) can be found on the assessment for municipal taxes (aanslagbiljet gemeentelijke belastingen). You will usually receive this bill in the post in the 1st half of February.

Who Tax Amount 2023
Owner per property € 177.25

The sewage charge is a fixed amount per connection. The assessment goes to the person who on 1 January of the tax year is the owner of a property which is directly or indirectly connected to the municipal sewage system.

Are you moving later in the year or are you selling your property? Then you still need to pay the assessment in full. If you buy a property during the course of the year, you will not get an assessment for the sewage charges until the following year. If you sell a property the notary often charges part of the sewage charges to the new owner during the transfer of ownership.

  • Are you unable to pay the sewage charges within the stipulated period? Then you can choose to tax payment scheme.
  • If you are unable to pay the assessment at all, you may be eligible for a tax waiver.

Do you disagree with the amount of sewage charges which you must pay? Then you can contest the assessment.


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