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.

Who can appeal?

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 Rate Information page for details on how the WPRF is calculated for each billing code. For questions about the WPRF Appeal Program, contact us at 410-222-7536 or wprf@aacounty.org.

Appeal Forms

Click here to submit your appeal online:

Online Appeal Form

If you prefer to complete a paper form, choose from the following:

Completed paper appeal forms should be mailed to:
  • WPRF Appeals
    Anne Arundel County DPW
    MS 7310
    2662 Riva Road
    Annapolis, MD 21401

Appeals are accepted on an ongoing basis.

The County will review your completed WPRF Appeal Application and issue a written decision within 45 days of receipt. If your appeal is upheld, necessary adjustments will be made to the billed fee and any applicable refund checks will be mailed separately from the decision letter. A refund cannot be issued going back more than three years (Maryland State Code, Local Government Article §20–115).

Financial Hardship

The Anne Arundel County Office of Finance offers a program to reduce or waive the WPRF and/or  the Bay Restoration Fee for residential property owners who meet at least two of the following conditions: 

  • Receiving energy assistance subsidy
  • Receiving supplemental security income (SSI) or food stamps
  • Receiving veterans or Social Security disability benefits
  • Meets the monthly income criteria listed on the application form  

APPLICATION FORM: Form 13-6 "Financial Hardship"

Completed Financial Hardship forms should be mailed to:
  • Office of Finance
    Billing and Customer Service
    P.O. Box 427
    MS 1103
    Annapolis, MD 21401

This exemption must be applied for annually.

For questions about the Financial Hardship Exemption, contact the Office of Finance at 410-222-1144.