MUNICIPAL SERVICE FEE
The Municipal Service Fee is primarily based on the square footage of property that you own. There is an annual base fee of $108 that is divided into four quarterly billings. In addition to the base fee, property owners pay .0662 cents per square foot of property. For example, someone who owns a 2,500-square-foot home will pay $273.50 per year, or $68.38 per quarter. The Municipal Service Fee is due January 31, April 31, July 31 and October 31 each year (dates may vary depending on weekends and holidays). The fee pays for fire protection services and maintenance of fire equipment. Refer to Article 773 - Municipal Service Fee of the City of Huntington Codified Ordinances for more information.
The Refuse Fee covers the cost of weekly garbage pickup. The fee is $20 per month, but it is billed quarterly. The fee is due March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15 each year (dates may vary depending on weekends and holidays). Refer to Article 951 - Refuse Collection for more information.
PROPERTY TRANSFER - OUTSTANDING FEES, TAXES, AND CHARGES
Effective October 1, 2009, all past due fees, taxes, and charges owed to the City of Huntington must be paid prior to the transfer of property or collected at the sale by either, the closing agent, purchasing agent, closing attorney or any individual responsible for the consummation of a real estate transaction and the disbursement of the proceeds of said transfer. The Transfer of Real Property Closing Form must be submitted to the Finance Division - Revenue Section 24 hours prior to the date the transaction is scheduled to be closed. The form will be returned to the closing attorney or agent listing any past due fees, taxes, and charges.
Any fees, taxes and charges that remain due and owing after the date of the transfer of the real property shall be the responsibility of the new property owner as said fees, taxes and charges shall assess against the real property. Additional information can be found in Article 773.13 - Reporting of Transfers of Real Property within City Limits, Payment of City Fees of the City of the City of Huntington Codified Ordiances.