City Utility Tax

2020 City Utility Tax

State law allows cities to levy a tax on the public utilities it provides to residents and businesses, such as water and sewer.

2020 City Utility Tax Rate: 28.9%

Levied on the City’s water, sewer, stormwater and solid waste utility revenues

$41.99 million in utility tax revenue was collected by the City in 2020

How Was it Spent?

Police: $17.304 million (41%)

Fire: $7.753 million (18%)

Streets: $4.518 million (11%)

Capital Projects: $2.815 million (7%)

General Government: $2.534 million (6%)

Public Safety Support: $2.159 million (5%)

Parks & Recreation: $2.132 million (5%)

Planning & Economic Development: $1.264 million (3%)

Debt: $806,000 (2%)

Grounds & Facilities Maintenance: $567,000 (1%)

External Agency Support (Clark County Animal Control, Southwest Clean Air Agency, Humane Society for Southwest Washington, etc.): $139,000 (<1%)