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Tax Ditch Frequently Asked Questions

 

Question: What is a tax ditch?
 
Answer:
Tax ditch channels range in size from six to 80 feet wide, and two to 14 feet deep. The dimensions depend on the acreage being drained and the topography. A Tax Ditch Association is an organization, formed by a legal process in Superior Court, that comprises all landowners (also referred to as taxables) of a particular watershed or sub-watershed. The operations of a tax ditch are overseen by ditch managers and a secretary/treasurer. 

Question:  How do I find out if there’s one on my property? 

Answer: To find out if there’s a tax ditch on your property and to learn more about the rules associated with tax ditches, please call the Drainage and Stormwater Assistance Line at 302-855-1955. 

 

 

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