Yes. The SBC is applied to buildings that can "generate waste" in the county. Therefore, you must pay your SBC even if your waste is disposed of outside of the county. Please call 301-952-7635 for more information.
Any property owner or authorized agent filing for reconsideration will receive a written confirmation of its receipt with a reconsideration number. Your 7-digit account number can be used to track the status of the reconsideration by calling the Customer Service left at 301-952-7635.
Yes. Your reconsideration request will be processed, and should it be successful, you will receive a refund of any overpayment. Please be aware that should you not pay the SBC, interest will accrue beginning October 1. Please call 301-952-7635 for more information.
The reconsideration period for new Tax Bills closes on August 31st. Use the Reconsideration Form provided by the Department of the Environment (DoE). You may also request a copy of the Reconsideration Form by calling the Customer Service left at 301-952-7635. Alternatively, you can pick one up at the DoE Office:
1801 McCormick Drive Suite 500 Largo, MD 20774
Please note that once reconsideration is requested, it cannot be withdrawn. To get started, download a Reconsideration Form (PDF).
The SBC has been established to fund the costs of providing a solid waste disposal system, which is required by Maryland law. The SBC does not cover the cost of actual disposal of waste. SBC revenues are used to make disposal facilities available. The county has conducted studies of actual waste generation from non-residential properties, and has classified them according to their potential for waste generation.
Although your business or activity may not currently generate as much waste as other may, it has the potential to do so. It is the most equitable method of distributing the costs of providing the solid waste system. Please call 301-952-7635 for more information.
There are exceptions but residences should be charged the residential solid waste charges rather than the SBC. To initiate an investigation, please either contact Customer Service at 301-952-7635, or submit a Reconsideration Form (PDF).
If you are an owner of a non-residential property and you believe that the Enclosed Area assigned by the State Department of Assessments and Taxation or the Building Type is incorrect, reconsideration can be requested.
The SBC is a fee paid by all non-residential property owners in Prince George's County that will help provide funding for building and maintaining waste disposal systems. The SBC is a service charge and not a tax, and therefore also applies to establishments located on tax-exempt land. Please call 301-952-7635 for more information.
DoE Staff members have been specifically assigned to the task of evaluating and responding to requests for reconsideration. They will be processed in the order in which they are received. Unfortunately, at this time, the total volume of reconsideration requests varies and therefore, an estimate of the processing time cannot be determined. Please call 301-952-7635 for more information.