​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Appeal your stormwater charge assessment

If you believe there is an error in your stormwater charge, you can make a request i​n writing to appeal your current assessment. An appeal may be filed for the following reasons:​​

​The process of filing an appeal does not pause the requirement to pay any invoiced stormwater charges, and the applicant will continue to pay stormwater charges during review of the a​ppeal.

There is no charge for an appeal, and the person filing an appeal will be contacted within fifteen (15) business days from when the City receives the appeal and may be asked to provide further information where required to enable the review of the appeal to be completed, or may be directed to complete a stormwater charge reduction application.​

Appeals must be addressed to:

Environment & Development Engineering
City Hall, 3rd Floor
City of Brampton
2 Wellington Street West
Brampton, ON L6Y 4R2
Attention: Stormwater Charge Manager

The Stormwater Charge Manager will review each appeal and provide a decision to the person making the appeal within 60 days of receipt of a complete application. An application is deemed complete when all required or requested supporting documents or information have been received.

For appeals related to whether a property is exempt from stormwater charges through legal or technical exemptions, the Stormwater Charge Manager will review and decide on such appeals. If the appellant is unsatisfied with this decision, th​ey may appeal this decision to the Commissioner of Public Works and Engineering.

A letter template is available for download here​​ to assist in preparing your appeal. ​​​

Further details on the appeals process can be found in the Brampton consolidated User Fee By-law Update 380-2003, Schedule I, Sections 31 to 36 and Appendix B.  ​​