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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 Someren.

Municipality of Someren: Paying the sewage charge

Please note: you only have to pay  rioolheffing (sewage charge) if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.

  • You pay sewerage charges if you own a plot on 1 January of the tax year for which the municipality has a duty of care for the discharge of wastewater and for rainwater and groundwater 
  • This also applies if the plot is not connected to the municipal sewer system
  • The proceeds are used for the maintenance and management of the municipal sewer system and other measures to drain water

The Belastingsamenwerking Oost-Brabant (BSOB) is responsible for the assessment of municipal and water board taxes for the municipality of Someren. Do you have questions? Or do you disagree with the municipal taxes? Please contact BSOB: www.bs-ob.nl.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Someren

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Last updated on 26 September 2022