Stormwater Fees are billed annually as a non-ad valorem item on the property tax bills.
Lot Mowing ProgramLot Mowing of vacant parcels (the majority of Cape Coral parcels are undeveloped) is done by the City. The City provides seven (7) mowings per year from April through December to keep neighborhoods safer and more attractive. Keeping down unsightly scrub growth lowers the chance of annoying plants from plaguing residents who live next to vacant lots.
Lot Mowing Fees are billed annually in December. Property owners have the option of maintaining their own lots (growth must be kept under twelve inches) upon written notification to the City within 60 calendar days of the annual bill date.
Hardship Deferral ProgramA hardship deferral for the “deferral” of impact fees, betterment fees and assessments (only assessments not billed on the tax bill) is offered by the City for those who cannot afford to make their annual payments.
Each year a completed hardship application must be submitted by July 15th and applicants must meet the program’s qualifications in order for the deferral to be granted. Hardship applicants will not qualify if their property taxes are not current or the assessed property is not homesteaded.
Visit the US Department of Housing & Urban Development website for more information on grants.