Projected 2019 Revenue
How We Fund Our Activities
Our Statute provides several funding mechanisms that the Authority can use in a manner that is consistent with its statutory purpose to improve, protect, and preserve the water quality of Cherry Creek and Cherry Creek Reservoir.
The Authority levies property taxes (one-half mill) on all taxable property within the Authority’s boundaries. Current development fees include $60 per single family residence and $0.04 per square foot of impervious area in commercial and multi-family developments; agricultural lands are exempt from the collection of these fees. Wastewater fees are $0.25 per 1,000 gallons of treated wastewater discharged in the Cherry Creek basin.
The Authority also receives $3 on annual passes and $1 on single-day passes user fees from Cherry Creek State Park visitors.