Municipal fees up 3.3 per cent
Annual municipal residential fees rose by 3.3 per cent on average from January 2011 to January 2012. The average household pays NOK 9 970 for the municipal services of water, waste water, waste services and chimney sweeping/inspection.
Among the municipal charges, chimney sweeping/inspection increased the most. This fee rose 6.8 per cent from 2011 to 2012. The water fee and charges for waste water both went up by 4.4 per cent, and waste services increased by 1.3 per cent.
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These results are based on data reported electronically by the municipalities through the KOSTRA (Municipal-State-Reporting) system. Every municipality reports annual fees for the following technical services; water, waste water, waste collection and chimney sweeping/inspection. The results in this article are based on data for almost all of Norway’s 430 municipalities.
In order to make the figures comparable, the fees are reported for a standard sized house (120 m2).
Fees for water and waste water are either stipulated or by the actual amount used (175 m3). For waste services the most common subscription is reported, and chimney sweeping fees are calculated as a yearly fee.
All figures are weighted averages, based on the total fee income reported through KOSTRA. The figures in this article are inclusive of VAT, but in KOSTRA they are reported without VAT.