Are any properties excluded from the Clean Water Act Fee?

Yes. According to the legislation, the following are exempt from the Clean Water Act Fee. Exemptions: The following shall not be assessed a Clean Water Act Fee:

  • Property located within the municipal limits of the City of Bowie*
  • Property owned by the state, a unit of state government, the county, a municipality, or a regularly organized Volunteer Fire Department that is used for public purposes.

*The City of Bowie manages its stormwater program independently of the County. Therefore, properties within the City of Bowie are not eligible.

The Town of Cheverly, Town of University Park, and the City of College Park offer their own tree rebate programs, and therefore properties within these Towns and the City are eligible for all projects except for urban tree canopy projects.

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