Sewer Assessment & Connection

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Sewer Assessments are assigned to properties that are benefited when new sewers are installed.  Assessments are based on the cost of the construction project using a formula determined by ordinance (Stamford Code Section 200-41).  Any remaining costs not paid by the assessment are incorporated into the WPCA user charge. 

A connection charge is assigned to a property whenever construction results in the creation of additional units connected to the existing sanitary sewer system.  The intention of the charge is to ensure that increased uses of the system will bear their fair share of the capital cost of the system.  The WPCA imposes these charges as provided by state law (Connecticut General Statutes §7-255) and the City Charter of the City of Stamford (Sec. C6-160).  The City of Stamford Connection Charge program has been in force since January 1973.

Types of Property Subject to Assessments and Connections

Real Estate

Assessment/Connection accounts are loans from the City of Stamford and are associated with the real estate, NOT the owner of the property.  Upon transfer of title, the new owner becomes responsible for any outstanding charges due at the time of title transfer if not paid from previous owner.  CT General Statues require that the collection of assessment and connection charges follow the CT State Statutes for tax collection. 

Mailing of Bills Assessments / Connections are due November 1 are mailed on or about October 15.

If you fail to receive your assessment/connection bill, call the Tax Collectors office. Per Sec. 12-130 of the CT General Statutes

Failure to receive an assessment/connection bill does not exempt taxes or interest. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING AN ASSESSMENT/CONNECTION BILL AND PAYING ON TIME.

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Delinquent Interest

  • Lien Fee

  • Returned Check Fee

  • What should one do if there is a Change of Address or Move

  • When are Assessment/Connection bills Due?

  • When do the Charges Become Delinquent?

  • Where should one Address or Mail Payments?

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