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WPRF Appeal Program

The Watershed Protection and Restoration Fee (WPRF) Appeal Program is intended for property owners who feel that they have been billed in error. Property owners that feel their bill was assessed or calculated incorrectly may appeal their bill to the Department of Public Works.  Administrative appeals will be based on the following criteria:
  • Incorrect Zoning Classification of Real Property
  • Errors in Impervious Area Calculation for Non-Residential Property
  • Mathematical Errors in Calculation 
  • Real Property is Not Subject to the Charge
  • Property Owner is Exempt From the Charge
  • Errors in the Identification of the Property Owner
  • Residential Property in a Non-Residential Zone

Please visit the WPRF FAQs page for more details.  For questions about the WPRF Appeal Program contact us at 410-222-7536.

Appeal Forms:

If you feel that your property has been assigned to an incorrect billing category or you feel there is an error in the calculation of your fee then you should file an Appeal using one of the following forms: 

Completed Appeal forms should be mailed to:

WPRF Appeals
Anne Arundel County DPW
MS 7310
2662 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

County Code stipulates the deadline to file an appeal is September 30 of the taxable year.


Financial Hardship:

The Anne Arundel County Office of Finance offers a program to reduce or waive the WPRF fee (and also the Bay Restoration Fund) for property owners who meet certain financial hardship provisions.  Information and application forms for this program are available through the Office of Finance.   

Completed Financial Hardship forms should be mailed to:

Office of Finance
Billing and Customer Service
P.O. Box 427
MS 1103
Annapolis, MD 21404