This monthly fee funds street maintenance and repair, annual street overlay and striping, and other activities necessary for keeping Austin's roadways in good condition. City of Austin residents pay the mandatory fee to help prolong the life of city infrastructure and assets. By managing and maintaining public right of way infrastructure, the City of Austin is able to save taxpayer money by intervening before full reconstruction is needed. Full street reconstruction can be costly and time-consuming, therefore preventative maintenance provided by the fee helps reduce these costs.
Vacant properties are exempt from the fee including both residential and commercial properties.
Residential customers may be eligible for an exemption if the person who is responsible for paying the utility bill meets one of the following criteria
Age 65 or older or
Does not own or regularly use a private motor vehicle