user fee

noun

Definition of user fee 

: an excise tax often in the form of a license or supplemental charge levied to fund a public service

called also user's fee

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Mitchell will pay for the repairs through user fees. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Broken wing of Mitchell bomber monument at Milwaukee airport in need of repair," 5 July 2018 But it is anticipated the county will recoup about 50 percent of the cost through memberships and user fees and the rest though advertising, municipal contributions and private sponsorship. Luz Lazo, Washington Post, "Capital Bikeshare rolling into Prince George’s County," 8 May 2018 Those revenues are through dog licenses, adoptions, citations and other user fees and service charges. Karen Pearlman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Santee inks deal with San Diego Humane Society for animal services," 1 May 2018 Sea View Retreat and MassHealth have reached an agreement on a payment plan to address the Rowley nursing facility’s user fee requirements. Linda Greenstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Rowley nursing home reaches deal with state," 19 Apr. 2018 By trying to shift to user fees, they are going broke. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "East Bay district shows how best to fund parks," 7 May 2018 Over the next few months, the department will pay a small user fee and then decide whether or not to commit to purchasing. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "South Milwaukee Police add motorized, locally built 'Cheata Bike' to their relaunched bicycle patrol," 2 July 2018 This comes after commissioners voted to issue $27.4 million in bonds to buy more parkland, and approved new user fees for parks and senior centers. Meris Lutz, ajc, "Cobb prepares plan to close parks in face of budget gap," 6 June 2018 Employee costs, overhead costs, the number of positions associated with performing tasks directly related to specific fees, and the number of times specific tasks are completed each year per user fee helped the consultant figure out new charges. Karen Pearlman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Fee hikes for park users in La Mesa have moms fit to be tied," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of user fee

1967, in the meaning defined above

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