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County program can help residents in unincorporated Hillsborough with stormwater fee

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Residents who qualify must be at or below 100 percent of the Federal Poverty Level

Residents who own property within unincorporated Hillsborough County are potentially eligible for a Management Program Hardship Exemption, which helps homeowners pay their stormwater fee. Among the required criteria, the total income of all residents of the household and owners of the property must be at or below 100 percent of the 2022 Federal Poverty Level. This level is determined each year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The 2022 Federal Poverty Levels are:

  • 1 Person $13,590           2 Persons $18,310
  • 3 Persons $23,030         4 Persons $27,750
  • 5 Persons $32,470         6 Persons $37,190
  • 7 Persons $41,910         8 Persons $46,630

Eligible homeowners must apply for the program, submit all required supporting documentation, and meet all criteria listed below:

The property must be a single-family residence that is owner-occupied and has a homestead exemption.

The property must have a taxable value of less than $100,000 after exemptions.

The deadline to apply is July 31, 2022.

Learn more about the program, additional eligibility requirements, and complete the application »