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King County Surface Water Management Fee discount available for income-eligible property owners in unincorporated areas

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Qualifying income-eligible property owners in unincorporated King County can receive a 50% discount on their annual surface water management fee that funds work to safeguard public health, prevent flooding and protect habitat. Property owners whose family income is equal to or less than 200% of the federal poverty level and live on their property are eligible for the discount. The deadline to apply is Sept. 15.

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Unincorporated King County property owners who qualify as an income-eligible household can receive a 50% discount on the annual surface water management fee on their owner-occupied property. The surface water management fee funds work that safeguards public health, prevents flooding, and protects habitat.

To qualify, property owners in unincorporated King County – including places such as Skyway, White Center and other areas outside of cities – must live on their property and have a household income that is equal to or less than 200% of the federal poverty level.

The deadline to apply is Sept. 15. The discount is good for two years. Property owners who qualified for the discount last year do not need to reapply. Residents approved for the King County Senior Citizen and People with Disabilities Reduction already receive a 100% SWM fee waiver.

Visit kingcounty.gov/swmfeediscount to apply for the discount and for more information, or call 206-477-4800 (TTY Relay: 711), or email wlrdswm@kingcounty.gov for assistance. Information about the discount is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Somali, Russian, Chinese and Vietnamese.

Applicants will be asked for documents about income and the property parcel number, which is the same as the annual property tax statement account number. To find parcel information, search by address, by parcel number, or zoom in on the map and click on a parcel at kingcounty.gov/parcelviewer and see the King County Assessor’s eReal Property report. King County employees are also available to help property owners find this information.


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For more information, contact:

Saffa Bardaro, Water and Land Resources Division, 206-477-4610