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AWC Tax and User Fee Survey

AWC’s Tax and User Fee Survey (TUFS) is a data-gathering project undertaken every 2 to 4 years, comprised of surveys focused on one or more topics. After evaluating member needs and data availability in 2013, AWC has elected to focus primarily on municipal taxes and fees, planning and development fees, and utility rates. Data are self-reported by member cities and towns and should be used for reference only. Data may not be available for cities or towns that did not report or was provided in a format not supported by the AWC survey tool. If you haven’t submitted data yet and would like to, or if you have edits to the data posted, please contact us at research@awcnet.org.

Survey results from 2012, 2014 and 2015 are compiled and posted here as an aid to benchmarking, policy discussions, and rate setting.

AWC Utility rates survey 2015

2015 Utility rates (Excel)

AWC Tax and User Fee Survey 2014

2014 Municipal taxes and fees (Excel)

2014 Utility rates (Excel)

AWC Tax and User Fee Survey 2012

2012 TUFS Executive Summary

2012 Municipal taxes and fees (Excel)

2012 Utility rates (Excel)

2012 Planning and development fees (Excel)

AWC Tax and User Fee Survey 2008/2010

2010 TUFS Executive Summary

2008 TUFS Executive Summary

All of the tax and user fee survey results from 2008, 2010, and 2012 can be viewed using the online eReporting tool. This tool allows users to filter the data by year, geographic region, area and population size.

To access the eReporting tool:

  • Login here
  • Click on access other AWC Members Only applications
  • Click on the eReporting link

Select data is also uploaded to Access Washington, the state’s informational website. Check here.

For more information on the survey and the reporting tool, contact research@awcnet.org or (360) 753-4137.

Visit our utility rate profile and comparison tools to see how your city’s rates have changed over time.

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