The Town of Lincoln Finance Department annually issues Sewer Use Fee bills to all customers connected to the Town sewer lines. This fee is in addition to fees charged by the Narragansett Bay Commission for sewage transport and processing at the treatment plant in Providence.
Annual sewer service charges for residential properties are calculated on a flat-fee basis for each user of the sewer system. Bills are issued in August for the prior calendar year's use. The charge is $100 per residential unit per year as established in the Town of Lincoln Code of Ordinance Chapter 207 Section 65. Current sewer use charges are not shown on the real estate tax bill.
For Commercial properties, sewer charges are calculated on a per-use charge determined by the reading of the property's water meter (Town of Lincoln Code of Ordinance Chapter 207 Section65). Commercial sewer bills are issued in August for the prior year's use.
Each new sewer assessment structure or home site as outlined in the Town of Lincoln Ordinance Chapter 207-58 is assessed.
Subdivided land will be charged an assessment of $1,900 or $950 if constructed at the expense of the landowner or developer. These charges shall be assessed upon their passage of final approval or upon the recording of a deed dividing said property or whichever comes first (Chapter 207-58 C).
The owner of any property shall be liable for the payment of all charges for sewer furnished at the premises. The failure of the owner or customer to receive a bill does not relieve him or her from the obligation of timely payment or the consequences of non-payment.
Due Dates & Late Charges
The sewer charges are due by the stated due date. Interest at the rate of 12% per annum will accrue from the billing date on unpaid balances not paid in full by the due date.
If you have any questions regarding the calculation of your sewer charge, please contact the Town of Lincoln's Public Works Department at 401-333-8430.
If you have a question about the payment of your bill, please contact the Town of Lincoln's Collector's office at 401-333-1100, ext. 8001.
Change of address requests (PDF) must be in writing and signed. Please fax your request to 401-333-3648 or mail to:
Town of Lincoln's Tax Assessor Department
100 Old River Road, P.O. Box 100
Lincoln, RI 02865