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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1. What is the Clean Water Program?
2. Are any properties excluded from the Clean Water Act Fee?
3. What if I have multiple tax accounts and want to combine them into one account?
4. How does this relate to the County Stormwater Management Ad Valorem Fund?
5. I don't have any stormwater problems. Why do I pay the fee?
6. Why am I being charged for stormwater when I already pay for water and sewer service?
7. Do I have to pay the Clean Water Act Fee if I have my own well and septic system?
8. What is stormwater runoff pollution?
9. Hasn’t the county always had storm drains?
10. When does the fee go into effect?
11. Can the fee be modified or reduced?
12. Do tax-exempt properties have to pay?
13. Are the fees fair and equitable?
14. Will there be a program for financial hardship?
15. Is the Clean Water Act Fee tax deductible?
16. How will the Clean Water Act Fee be collected?
17. What happens if I do not pay my Clean Water Act Fee?
18. Do I have to pay for any unimproved (with no impervious area) properties that I own?
19. Do I have to pay for any unoccupied developed properties that I own?
20. Do agricultural properties pay the fee?
21. Don’t I already pay for a stormwater program?