What happens if I do not pay my Clean Water Act Fee?
The Clean Water Act Fee must be paid in full at the same time as the rest of your property tax bill. If you choose not to pay, the interest on the overdue payment will accrue according to county laws and regulations. You will be charged the same rate in place for delinquent real property taxes until you remit the outstanding payment and interest. An unpaid Clean Water Act Fee is subject to all penalties and remedies that apply to unpaid real property taxes. If the unpaid charge becomes a lien against the property, the lien has the same priority as a lien imposed for nonpayment of real property taxes. Please call 301-883-5810 for more information.

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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?