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Tax Ditch Frequently Asked Questions


Question: What is a tax ditch?
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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