Tax & Utility Office
Bay Restoration (Flush Tax)
The State of Maryland established the (Chesapeake) Bay Restoration Fund. The State requires Allegany County to collect mandated fees, commonly called the flush tax.
There is a Bay Restoration Fund
Financial Hardship Exemption Application. A new application must be
completed every year in order to be considered for a financial hardship
exemption. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION
Asked Questions: The Maryland
Department of the Environment: The Bay Restoration Fee.
General Assembly 2012 Regular Session: House Bill 446
(Environment – Bay Restoration Fund
– Fees and Uses)
Maryland General Assembly 2004
Regular Session: Senate Bill 320 (Water Pollution – State
Waters – Bay Restoration Fund)
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