Is a stormwater fee an impermissible tax? The debate continues in municipalities all across the Commonwealth, but for at least one municipality, the debates have ended
March 1, 2022
As a result of changes in federal and state laws related to stormwater management, municipalities across the Commonwealth have been forced – in order to comply with the new laws – to seek new funding sources and to regulate businesses located within the municipality. The deadline for compliance for municipalities is quickly approaching – September 30, 2022. Not only are municipalities required to comply with new measures, but often the resulting new municipal regulations and ordinances are then challenged in court. One such challenge, for the City of Chester, concluded in December of 2021 by a decision from Judge Covey in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.