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Charles County residents with a septic system are eligible once every 3 years for reimbursement of a system pump-out. Residents must complete the application below and provide a copy of the contractor’s receipt.
Applications will be verified and processed within 8 weeks of receipt. A reimbursement check will be mailed to the address provided in the application.
Septic System Reimbursement Rates
50% of the pump-out cost for properties not located within the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area.
75% of the pump-out cost for a septic system located within the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area. This area is defined as land located within 1000 feet from tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
Maximum reimbursement: $187.50
The Septic Riser Installation Reimbursement Program encourages property owners with existing septic systems to have tank risers installed when their septic system is pumped out. This reimbursement can be applied for at the same time as your reimbursement for a Septic System Pump Out. Applicants must provide proof of purchase and installation by a hauler or contractor, or proof of purchase for risers independently installed with their application. Applications must be received within six (6) months of riser installation.
Reimbursement Rate for Septic Riser Installation
$100 per system
You may be eligible for a free septic system upgrade or connection to public sewer system through the Bay Restoration Fund Septic System Grant Program.
Services for this program are provide through the Charles County Department of Health, Environmental Health Services Division. Call (301) 609-6792 to find out if your property is eligible for a free septic system upgrade through the BRF grant program.
As part of the Southern Maryland Environmental Stewardship Webinar Series, a Septic Smart Webinar will be held on June 16, 2020 starting at 6 p.m.
Please visit the calendar event for more information and to register.
To get your refund simply fill out the online application and hit submit. A paper application is available for those who would like to mail their application.