Starting tomorrow, Rockland residents will begin paying increased taxes on their electricity, natural gas and home-heating oil bills.
In an effort to plug a hole in its budget, county officials in the spring approved an additional 4 percent tax on home energy bills to take effect on Sept. 1.
Orange & Rockland Utilities said its 100,000 Rockland customers will pay an additional $122 a year and annual heating oil bills in the county will rise about $80, according to a previous Tax Watch article.
The new taxes are part of a package of increases passed by the county in the spring, including a 3 percent hotel occupancy tax and hikes for 911 service on cellphones and motor vehicle registrations.
Photo: The Orange & Rockland Tallman Substation in Suffern. (Vincent DiSalvio / The Journal News)