The Storm Sewer System Charge (SSSC) is an annual service charge that pays for the operation and maintenance of the City’s storm sewer system. It also funds programs to improve the quality of storm water runoff as required by the City’s federal storm water permit and local watershed districts.

The City of Saint Paul has established the policy in accordance with Admin. Code Chap. 81: Storm Sewer System Charge.

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2023 Storm Sewer System Charge Rates

Each year in the fall, during a public hearing that property owners are welcome to attend, the City Council approves the sewer rates for various types of properties. The property types and approved rates for 2023 are:

Use Class

Property Type



Cemeteries, golf courses, parks, unimproved vacant land, and one- and two-family residential land in excess of 1/3 acre


per acre


Railroad land


per acre


Residential, one- and two-family homes (less than 1/3 acre)


per parcel


Condominiums and town homes


per unit


Schools and community centers.


per acre


Multiple dwellings, religious buildings, government buildings


per acre


Commercial and industrial land, parking lots


per acre

The amount charged to a specific property is either a fixed amount or is calculated by multiplying the rate-per-acre by the property acreage.

Last Edited: April 3, 2023