Sewage charges for owners
Most houses and buildings are connected to the main municipal sewage system. All property owners (such as a residential property or business premises) with a direct or indirect connection to the municipal sewage system must pay the sewage charges for owners. The municipality must make sure that the sewage system works well and is well maintained.
Do you discharge more than 500 cubic metres (m3) of wastewater per year into the municipal sewage system? Then you must also pay Begin link: , end link. .
The sewage charges for owners (rioolheffing eigenarendeel) can be found on the Begin link: , end link. (aanslagbiljet gemeentelijke belastingen). You will usually receive this bill in the post in the 1st half of February.
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.