The levee fee is an annual fee that is imposed on all improved residential, commercial, industrial and tax-exempt (CIT) properties that are located within the Susquehanna River floodplain as defined by the 1972 Tropical Storm Agnes flood event.  It is these properties that directly receive the services provided by the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority.  From 2009 to 2016, the annual levee fee bills were issued to property owners by October 1 of each calendar year.  The issuance of the levee fee billings are being revised so that anticipated revenue are in line with forecasted expenditures as follows:


  • In 2017 levee fee billings will be issued on June 1, 2017 with payments due by August 1, 2017 before delinquent charges begin to be applied. 


  • In 2018 levee fee billings will be issued on April 1, 2018 with payments due by June 1, 2018 before delinquent charges begin to be applied.  Going forward, the issuance of the levee fee billings will remain on April 1.


Levee Fee Billing Dates