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).
Each municipality has its own way of calculating the sewage charge. For example, some municipalities calculate the sewage charge based on the value of the property. Others base it on drinking-water consumption. To find out how your municipality calculates the sewage charge, contact your municipality.
The sewage charge is included in the municipal tax bill. This is usually sent out in the first 2 weeks of February.
Apply for an exemption on paying municipal taxes
Are you unable to pay your municipal taxes? Then ask your municipality for an exemption. You can be granted an exemption from paying part of the taxes, or all of the taxes.
This is how it works in your (future) place of residence
Paying the sewage charge
Sewage charge is a tax for households and companies that discharge water directly or indirectly into the municipal sewerage system.
Who pays sewerage charges?
Every user of a property pays sewerage charges. It does not matter how much waste water is discharged. There are homes and (horticultural) businesses in the outlying area that do not have a connection to the municipal sewerage system. These are known to the municipality and do not receive a sewerage tax assessment.
Although this information has been compiled with care, no rights can be derived from it.
The rates for 2022 are:
- Property: € 209.40
- Non-residential: € 209.40
I no longer live in the municipality of Midden-Delfland. Do I not have to pay now?
No, you pay for the period you have lived in Midden-Delfland. If you move to another municipality during the year, the assessment you received at the beginning of the tax year will be reduced. The municipality uses the data from the Basic Registration of Persons (BRP) for this. It is important that you register in time with your new municipality.
My company is no longer located in the municipality of Midden-Delfland. Do I not have to pay now?
No, but you must request a reduction in the sewerage charge yourself. To do this, write a short letter and enclose documents showing that your company is no longer located at the address for which you have to pay sewerage charges.
You can send this to:
Municipality of Midden-Delfland
PO Box 1
2636 ZG Schipluiden
Anna van Raesfeltstraat 37