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For questions about the water quality protection charge contact DEP:
If a property owner believes that the Water Quality Protection Charge (WQPC) has been assigned or calculated incorrectly, the property owner may petition the Director of the Department of Environmental Protection for an adjustment by submitting a written request, using the appeal form.
The appeal must be submitted no later than September 30 of the year that payment of the charge is due.
The property owner must provide:
Download a copy of the appeal form (PDF, 65K).
Appeal forms should be EMAILED to WQPC.Appeals@montgomerycountymd.gov, or MAILED to: Director, Dept. of Environmental Protection, 255 Rockville Pike, Suite 120, Rockville, MD 20850.
Within 60 days after receiving the petition, the Director will review the WQPC assigned to the property and make a written determination of whether the property owner's request for an adjustment of the charge should be granted or denied.
Property owners can apply for combining contiguous single-owner property accounts into one.
If the property spans multiple tax accounts, you can appeal to have the separate accounts combined into one for the purposes of calculating the WQPC. If you would like to submit an appeal, please fill out the form above.
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