Due to public feedback, Isle of Wight County now plans to include the new stormwater fee in the annual real estate tax bill.
The fee, $72 a year for residential property owners, will be a separate line item, labeled “fee” on the real estate tax bill that goes out in April.
County officials had originally planned to send out a separate bill beginning early next year, similar to personal property tax notices.
Commercial property owners have already been notified about the amount of their fee for the first year.
The Board of Supervisors held a work session Thursday to address the new state-mandated program that has raised the ire of residents, business owners and public officials alike across the Commonwealth.