If the property is considered a mandatory connection per Charlotte County Code Sec. 3-8-233, the owner will receive a letter once the line has been installed and certified for use. For homeowners, a mandatory connection means a potable water line exists in an easement or right-of-way that abuts the property line, and for a non-residential property it is within fifty feet of the property line.
The owner will have 180 days from the date of receipt to pay the connection fees and complete the connection to the home. If the owner does not pay the connection fees to the Utilities Department, a lien will be placed on the property and filed in the Official Records with the Clerk of Court. After the initial 180-day period, the monthly base facility charge will also begin to accrue and will appear on the bill in the next billing period. Failure to pay such charges will result in initiation of Charlotte County Utilities' delinquency process.
For additional questions contact Administrative.Assistants@CharlotteCountyFL.gov or call 941.764.4300, option 3.