Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Surcharge Calculator

The surcharge is $5.00 per month ($15 per quarter) per household for residential users.  See Frequently Asked Questions about the Bay Restoration Fees .

Quarterly Fee (Based on House Bill 446 enacted during the 2012 Legislative Session) 

Quarterly Surcharge Calculator (Commercial Users)

Your Average Daily Flow (in gallons per day):


Your Quarterly Surcharge* is:





*Use Line 1 of Form BRF-1 (sent to billing authorities by State Comptroller) to make Quarterly deposits.

 Examples of typical surcharge amounts

Nonresidential Use Sewage Flow
Quarterly Surcharge
Restaurant/bar (100 seats) 1



Office Building (10,000 sq. ft.) 1


Department store (240,000 sq. ft.)


Supermarket (80,000 sq. ft.) 1 16,000 $960
Laundry - self serve 1 2,800 $168
Hotel/motel (500 rooms) 1 15,000 $900
Beverage bottler 2 104,500 $6,270
Chemical manufacturer 2 169,000 $10,140
Commercial laundry 2 53,000 $3,180
Poultry processor 2 900,000 $30,000
Hospital 2 68,500 $4,110

1 Sewage flows are estimated based on Design Guidelines for Sewerage Facilities.
2 Sewage flows are median of reported values for the category.

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