Carolina Beach Water Facility Fee Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

The Town of Carolina Beach has agreed to settle a class action alleging that certain facility fees it collected violated North Carolina law. The plaintiffs argued that the town should not have collected mandatory “facility fees” from parties who wanted a new or upsized connection to the water or wastewater systems.

Docket Number:


Company: Town of Carolina Beach

Filing Deadline: December 26, 2020

Class Period: August 9, 2016 to June 30, 2018

Objection Deadline: September 28, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: September 28, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: October 27, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

Town records are to be used to verify claims


You may be eligible if you are a person or organization who paid the facility fees between August 9, 2016 and June 30, 2018.

You are not eligible if you entered into a development agreement with the town that contained terms about payments for water or sewer capacity.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Of the total settlement fund, $300,000 will go to claims. Awards: Up to 41% of facility fee paid; in total, these may equal no more than 81% of the total facility fees paid during the period at issue. If there are more claimants than expected, amounts may be reduced.

Total Settlement Amount: $850,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Whitfield Bryson & Mason

Claim Form: Carolina Beach Water Facility Fee Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Stier Construction Company, Inc. et. al.

Settlement Website: Carolina Beach Water Facility Fee Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Carolina Beach Facility Fee Settlement Administrator
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tags: Government, Municipal Service Overcharges, Unlawful Fees