Rates

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The Costa Mesa Sanitary District (CMSD) is responsible for residential solid waste (trash) collection and its transmittal to recycling facilities for sorting, recycling and disposal. Additionally, CMSD maintains a wastewater (sewer) collection system that collects and transmits wastewater to Orange County Sanitation District facilities for treatment and disposal. These core responsibilities are accomplished through a combination of public and private services, which include an in-house administrative and wastewater maintenance staff and a privately contracted trash hauler, attorney, and treasurer.

CMSD customers pay an annual service charge levied through property taxes for solid waste and wastewater services. To view CMSD's current and past rates, click on the drop-down menu below to expand the list of documents and select the year you wish to view. For newly built properties, the property owner must contact CMSD to begin service. CMSD will directly invoice the property owner until an assessor parcel number (APN) is provided by the County. Once CMSD has an APN on file, the annual service charge is placed on the property tax bill. If an existing property is purchased, the annual service charge is automatically placed on the property tax bill and there is no need to contact CMSD to transfer service.

To view your property tax bill, visit the Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector's website. CMSD's annual service charges appear as special assessments on the property tax bill, as highlighted in green on this sample property tax bill. If you have questions regarding your annual service charges, please contact CMSD.
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  • FY 21-22 Solid Waste and Wastewater Collection Rates
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  • FY 20-21 Solid Waste and Wastewater Collection Rates
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  • FY 19-20 Solid Waste and Wastewater Collection Rates
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  • FY 18-19 Solid Waste and Wastewater Collection Rates
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  • FY 17-18 Solid Waste and Wastewater Collection Rates
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  • FY 16-17 Solid Waste and Wastewater Collection Rates
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  • FY 15-16 Solid Waste and Wastewater Collection Rates
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  • FY 14-15 Solid Waste and Wastewater Collection Rates
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  • FY 13-14 Solid Waste and Wastewater Collection Rates
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