Upcoming Rate Schedules

Upcoming Rates

This page is used for posting future rate adjustments pursuant to the rules in 15A NCAC 02R.  It will be updated quarterly and/or annually pursuant to the rate adjustment frequency outlined in rule.

Current Rates are posted at this location: Current Rate Schedules

Rate Adjustments

The Division of Mitigation Services sets rates for mitigation credits using Actual Cost Methods. Pursuant to 15A NCAC 02R .0402 the rate schedule for the DMS Statewide Stream and Wetland In-Lieu Fee Program is adjusted annually.  Pursuant to 15A NCAC 02R .0601, the rate schedule for the DMS Riparian Buffer In-Lieu Fee Program shall be adjusted annually and evaluated quarterly. Pursuant to 15A NCAC 02R .0602, the rate schedule for the DMS Nutrient Offset In-Lieu Fee Program shall be adjusted annually and evaluated quarterly. 

Nutrient Offset ILF Rates (effective 10/1/2019) -next update will be March 2020

Service Area Nutrient

DMS Rate Per Credit

(Effective 10/1/2019)

Tar-Pamlico Basin  Nitrogen $8.47
Tar-Pamlico Basin  Phosphorus $120.03
Neuse Program (03020202, 03020203, 03020204)  Nitrogen $13.71
Neuse 03020201 Outside the Falls Lake Watershed  Nitrogen $21.98
Neuse- Falls Lake Watershed  Nitrogen $10.47
Neuse- Falls Lake Watershed  Phosphorus $168.83
Jordan Lake Watershed  Nitrogen $136.25
Jordan Lake Watershed  Phosphorus $309.59

Statewide Stream and Wetland ILF Standard Rates (next update will be 7/1/2020)

Service Area Mitigation Type

DMS Rate Per Credit

(Effective 7/1/2019)

Statewide Standard  Stream $525.65
Statewide Standard  Freshwater Wetlands (Riparian and Non Riparian) $52,273.99
Statewide Standard  Coastal Wetlands $560,000.00

     Statewide ILF Program Premium Rate Areas (Wetlands)

Premium Rate Area Mitigation Type

DMS Rate Per Credit

(Effective 7/1/2019)

Catawba 03050101  Freshwater Wetlands (Riparian and Non Riparian) $106,370.92
Catawba 03050102 and 03050103  Freshwater Wetlands (Riparian and Non Riparian) $97,572.61
Little Tennessee 06010203  Freshwater Wetlands (Riparian and Non Riparian) $108,289.58
Neuse 03020201   Freshwater Wetlands (Riparian and Non Riparian) $103,785.31
Roanoke 03010104  Freshwater Wetlands (Riparian and Non Riparian) $91,055.65
Yadkin 03040105  Freshwater Wetlands (Riparian and Non Riparian) $91,984.41
Yadkin 03040201  Freshwater Wetlands (Riparian and Non Riparian) $133,052.45

Riparian Buffer ILF Rates (next update will be March 2020)

Service Area Mitigation Type

DMS Rate per Credit

(effective 10/1/2019)

Statewide Standard  Riparian Buffer $0.94

     Premium Rate Areas

Service Area Mitigation Type

DMS Rate per Credit

(effective 10/1/2019)

 Cape Fear Randleman  Riparian Buffer $3.81
 Cape Fear Jordan Lake Lower New Hope  Riparian Buffer $3.81
 Catawba  Riparian Buffer $1.85
 Neuse - 03020204  Riparian Buffer $1.27
 Tar-Pamlico 03020105 Riparian Buffer $2.27