In addition to the paying taxes, assessments, utilities and government service fees, many citizens are now being forced to pay a stormwater fee. In fact, the creation of stormwater utilities and stormwater charges has been one of the fastest growing trends in Georgia over the past decade. Faced with budget cuts and declining property values, many cities and counties are using this “rain tax” as a new way to generate government revenue. Until recently, many property owners have paid these stormwater fees without questioning their validity or if stormwater services are actually rendered by the government. However, a growing number of citizens are beginning to challenge the legality of stormwater fees, stormwater utilities and stormwater ordinances.
Contact David Ellison today if your local government has a stormwater utility and imposes a stormwater fee. Whether you are a residential or commercial property owner, David Ellison can help craft a strategy to minimize your stormwater fee liability and perhaps pursue legal remedies against your local government. Please contact David Ellison today if you are tired of paying your stormwater fee. With a free consultation, he can help advise whether you are legally obligated to pay your local government’s stormwater charge. If you have refused to pay your stormwater charge, he can defend you against your local government. If you believe your stormwater fee is inaccurate or you would like to receive a credit due to your own private stormwater system, David Ellison can represent you to reduce your stormwater liability If you have any questions about your stormwater utility or stormwater fee, please contact David today.
As a stormwater lawyer serving Americus, Athens, Auburn, Camilla, Cartersville, Chamblee, College Park, Conyers, Cornelia, Covington, Decatur, Doraville, Duluth, Fairburn, Fayetteville, Garden City, Griffin, Hinesville, Holly Springs, Lawrenceville, Loganville, McDonough, Norcross, Peachtree City, Powder Springs, Roswell, Smyrna,, Snellville, Stockbridge, Stone Mountain, Sugar Hill, Valdosta, Warner Robins, and the counties of Barrow, Clayton, Columbia, DeKalb, Gilmer, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale, David Ellison can advise you of your rights, defend any claims for unpaid stormwater fees and seek to reduce your stormwater fee.