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SWM Utility Fee Credit
Applying For a SWM Utility Fee Credit, Is It Right For You
Owners of private stormwater management facilities may apply for a credit to reduce the property's annual stormwater management utility fee. The credit is available to owners who structurally maintain and operate an approved stormwater management facility, such as a pond, sand filter, bioretention or other designed facility.

The credit helps offset ongoing costs for regular inspections, maintenance and repairs made to the owner's private stormwater management facilities. It does not apply to stormwater management facilities maintained by the City of Rockville, or facilities where the owner provides only aesthetic maintenance, such as mowing or enhanced landscaping. Owners receiving credits must submit, every three years, recertification inspection reports to document that their stormwater management facilities continue to be properly maintained.

Fee credits are prorated based on the amount of impervious area treated within the property, and by the type and age of the stormwater management facility. The stormwater management facility must be operating as originally designed and be in good condition.
To receive the fee credit in time for July stormwater utility fee bills, credit applications must be submitted to Rockville Department Public Works by April 15 and approved by May 15. Applications after those dates will be reviewed and any approved credits will be applied to next year's stormwater management utility fee bill.

The application requires documentation and an inspection report prepared by a professional engineer. A $150 application fee is due with the completed application and supporting documentation.

The credit is valid for three years, after which, a new application must be processed.

  • Fee Credit Application

  • Environmental Engineer
    Lise Soukup

    20 Courthouse Square
    Suite 205 
    Rockville, MD 20850 

    Ph: 240-314-8870 
    Fx: 240-314-8309