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Paying the sewage charge

You pay a sewage charge (rioolheffing) for your wastewater and for rainwater that ends up in the sewer. The sewage charge is part of the municipal taxes and is collected by the municipality, which uses that money to pay for maintenance and replacement of the sewers. Some municipalities also call the sewage charge sewage tax (rioolbelasting).

Each municipality has its own way of calculating the sewage charge. For example, some municipalities calculate the sewage charge based on the value of the property. Others base it on drinking-water consumption. To find out how your municipality calculates the sewage charge, contact your municipality. 

The sewage charge is included in the municipal tax bill. This is usually sent out in the first 2 weeks of February.

Apply for an exemption on paying municipal taxes

Are you unable to pay your municipal taxes? Then ask your municipality for an exemption. You can be granted an exemption from paying part of the taxes, or all of the taxes.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Municipality of Hoogeveen: Paying the sewage charge

Please note: you only have to pay a sewage charge if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.

The sewage charge in the municipality of Hoogeveen consists of 2 different parts.

  • Owner's charge: the height of this charge depends on the size of your property. It doesn't matter whether or not your house is connected to the municipal sewer.
  • User's charge: flat fee for a house.

A sewage charge involves fees. You can pay your municipal fees in multiple installments via direct debit. For more information contact the municipality: +31528291911 or

Do you disagree with the sewage charge? You can contact us at: +31528291911. We can explain certain matters to you and try and work out a solution together. You can then hand in an objection online. This can be done within 6 weeks of the date on the original invoice.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Hoogeveen

Visiting address

Raadhuisplein 24

7901BW Hoogeveen

Opening hours
9:00 - 17:00
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Last updated on 26 September 2022