Will there be a program for financial hardship?
If you are a residential property owner who can demonstrate substantial financial hardship as a result of the Clean Water Act Fee (CWAF) you may be eligible for financial hardship status. To qualify you must have received the Homeowners’ Property Tax Credit from the Maryland State Department of Assessments & Taxation during the tax year for which the CWAF is billed. To continue receiving the tax credit, you will need to apply annually to the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation. Upon determination of homeowner eligibility, the county’s Office of Finance shall provide a suspension of the fee in its entirety for the eligible tax year.
For more information, contact the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation Homeowners' Property Tax Credit Program at 800-944-7403 (toll free), or see their website.