What is a credit?
A credit is a reduction in impervious area due to implementation of a stormwater management facility. A credited area is subtracted from a property’s total impervious area prior to calculating the fee for the stormwater utility.

For example, if a 600 square feet permeable pavement driveway earns a 40% credit the calculation is as follows:
(Driveway area) x (% Credit) = Total Credit
(600 square feet) x (0.40) = 240 square feet

Stormwater management facilities are given credits because, when operated and maintained properly, they reduce the quantity and improve the quality of stormwater runoff.

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1. What is a credit?
2. How much credit can I receive?
3. Can credits be combined?
4. What if I treat offsite water?
5. By combining enough credits can I get a $0 fee?
6. How often do I have to renew?
7. What happens if my application is denied?
8. Can credits be prorated?
9. Why do stormwater management facilities installed as a condition of development receive a credit?