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Does Belmont have a Minimum Wage Ordinance?Yes. The Belmont Minimum Wage Ordinance increases the minimum wage annually on January 1st.
How can I get more information?To learn more Peninsula Clean Energy, visit the program website, at: www.peninsulacleanenergy.com
How Do I Calculate My Sewer Bill and View Rates
Keeping cost down is one of the City’s main concerns. The City of Belmont is responsible for the operation, maintenance and improvements of the City’s sewer collection system. The City is committed to providing reliable sewer service at the lowest possible cost while meeting legal requirements, growing State and Federal Clean Water standards, and protecting the environment. Rising costs of meeting regulatory requirements, storm and sewer treatment, repair and replacement of an aging system are necessitating adjustments to the sewer rates. Sewer fund expenditures and revenues must balance while maintaining a high level of service.
Estimating Your Sewer bill
In general, rates will increase approximately 8% in Tax Year 2014/15 and 6.5% in Tax Year 2015/16. the sewer bills are calculated by adding the fixed fee (called a Base Charge) and the volume charge (called a Flow Charge) that will apply to the amount of water you consume.
STEP 1: Find your monthly base charge
The above Combined Rates table highlighted in yellow shows the proposed-Base Charge for each consumer class.
STEP 2: Determine your level of consumption
You can determine this by adding your water consumption as shown on your previous year's water bills from December-March and dividing it by 4. Then multiply this number by 12 to get your annual consumption.
STEP 3: Estimate your annual new sewer bill
To estimate how much your new sewer bill will be, take your annual consumption from Step 2 and multiply by the flow charge listed in the Combined Rates table highlighted in yellow. Add your flow charge to your combined base charge form the table above to get your annual sewer bill.
For additional Sewer Rate information, please visit our Sewer Rates and Updates Page
Tell me about Sewer Charges in Belmont.
The City Council annually adopts sewer rates for the City of Belmont which complies with Proposition 218.
The charge is collected through the property tax roll by San Mateo County and is based on water consumption during the winter period (December through March).
The City has contracted with NBS to assist in the calculation of the annual charge and deal with billing inquiries.
For billing inquiries, contact NBS directly at (800) 676-7516 or the Public Works Department at (650) 595-7425.
What is Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT)?
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) is a tax that is charged in California when occupying a room or rooms or other living space in a hotel, inn, tourist home or house, motel or other lodging (defined below) unless the stay is for a period of 31 days or more.
Hotels within the City of Belmont are required to complete and submit monthly Transient Occupancy Tax Return Forms and payments to the City within 30 days after the month's end.
If you believe you may be exempt from the TOT requirement, please complete and submit a Claim for Exemption from Transient Occupancy Tax Form.
Does the City have an annual Budget?
The Belmont City Council adopts an annual budget for the City for each fiscal year (July 1st through June 30th).
To view the City's current and historical budgets, click here.
The Finance Department performs financial management (financial planning, accounting, and reporting), treasury management, debt management, and risk management for the City of Belmont, the Belmont Successor Agency, Belmont Fire Protection District, and other agencies.