Septic System Maintenance Fees on Tax Bills

Something new this year. You may see a new charge on your tax bill if your property has a septic system that requires maintenance. Waupaca County imposed a fee for administration and operation of the Maintenance Program in 2003. Since 2007 the fee has been $5/year per septic tank “set”. Multiple active septic systems on a parcel will result in multiple fees. This has historically been billed when the maintenance forms have gone out. In an effort to keep costs down and increase efficiency, starting in 2019, the maintenance fee will be placed on the property tax bill. It will appear as a Septic Maint. Fee Special Charge.  In 2019 the fees will vary widely as we bill for all past years that haven’t been paid. If you did your maintenance and paid your fee in 2018, the 2019 tax bill will show $5. However, if it has been a few years since you have had the maintenance done and paid the fee, the fee will increase accordingly. You could have $10 or $15 due.  Starting in 2020 there won’t be the variation in fees from property to property. The special charge will show an annual fee of $5/year per septic system on the property.  This fee is only imposed on properties with septic systems.