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Paying the sewage charge

You pay a sewage charge (rioolheffing) for your wastewater and for rainwater that ends up in the sewer. The sewage charge is part of the municipal taxes and is collected by the municipality, which uses that money to pay for maintenance and replacement of the sewers. Some municipalities also call the sewage charge sewage tax (rioolbelasting).

This is how it works in your (future) place of residence

Your (future) place of residence falls under the Municipality of Groningen.
The Noordelijk Belastingkantoor (Northern Tax Office) performs the tax tasks for the municipality of Groningen. So you can go there with questions about municipal taxes. This also applies to remission or objection to a tax assessment.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Groningen

Last updated on 26 September 2022