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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 Hoorn.

Municipality of Hoorn: Paying the sewage charge

Two types of sewer charges

There are two types of sewer charges: for owners and for users. If you are both the owner and the user, you will receive a charge for both. If your sewer connection is not being used, you will still receive a sewer charge for owners.

Houseboats and RVs

The sewer charge also applies to houseboats, RVs, and other movable and immovable property.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Hoorn

Last updated on 26 September 2022