Applying for Reduction Credits

The Department of the Environment (DoE) has established procedures for determining the Clean Water Act Fee charge to properties, and the criteria by which certain property owners may qualify for financial hardship, fee appeals, fee reduction credits, and alternative compliance. To obtain a copy of the regulations click CLEAN WATER ACT FEE REGULATION.

To apply for a Clean Water Act Fee (CWAF) reduction credit, complete and submit the appropriate form for your property type.

Condominium and Multi-Family Residential

This request form to be filled out only if applying for a Clean Water Act Fee reduction on behalf of a Condominium Homeowner's Association (HOA).

Single-Family Residential

This request form to be filled out only if applying for a Clean Water Act Fee reduction for a Single-Family Home.

Non-Residential Properties (Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional) for Existing Environmental Site Designs (ESDs)

This request form to be filled out only if applying for a Clean Water Act Fee reduction for Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Properties with Existing ESDs only. Structural Best Management Practices (BMPs) must have been approved and certified by the County. Fee reduction credits for non-residential properties will be determined using a Water Quality Volume (WQv) method developed by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) for one inch of rainfall that accounts for the level of treatment provided by the stormwater management facilities.

Non-Residential Properties (Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional) for Existing Legacy Stormwater Management Ponds

This request form to be filled out only if applying for a Clean Water Act Fee reduction for Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Properties with Existing Legacy Ponds. Legacy ponds must have been approved and certified by the County's triennial inspection. Fee reduction credits for non-residential properties will be determined using a Water Quality Volume (WQv) method developed by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) for one inch of rainfall that accounts for the level of treatment provided by pond in the year in which it was built.

Please submit completed forms as an attachment through the County Click 311 website, or mail to the following address:

Prince George's County
Department of the Environment, Stormwater Management Division
1801 McCormick Drive, Suite 500
Largo, Maryland 20774

If you have any questions regarding the CWAF reduction credit, Please call the Stormwater Management Division at 301-883-5833.