Town of Emmitsburg
300A S. Seton Ave Emmitsburg, Maryland

Utility Rates

Effective January 1, 2009
 (For average 3/4" meter)


Water meters are read quarterly around the 20th and mailed by the end of the same month. A late charge of 2% is assessed after 30 days on all unpaid accounts. The minimum fee is $35.00 per residential/commercial unit for 6,000 gallons of water for both  in-town and out-of-town customers. The minimum fee for sewer is $65.00 per unit for both  in-town and out-of-town customers for 6,000 gallons.

Water consumption over the 6,000 gallon minimum is charged at $2.40 per 1,000 gallons up to a total of 10,000 gallons, and $3.00 per 1,000 gallons up to 20,000 gallons, and $5.00 per 1,000 gallons over 20,000 and up to 100,000 gallons.  Sewer overage is charged at the same rates as water. A $5 quarterly maintenance fee per unit will be charged in addition to the consumption charges.

If your consumption appears to be too high, please check for water leaks such as running toilets, etc. If you still feel there is a problem with your consumption, please call the town office.

Marylandís Bay Restoration Fee of $7.50 is also collected via your quarterly bill.

The Mountain View Road customers: The waterline repayment charge of $42.50 per quarter continues to appear on your quarterly water bill.

Silo Hill Customers: The annual $82 per unit Silo Hill deed covenant special assessment fee is now paid in full. 

COLLECTION DAY: MONDAY Garbage will be billed quarterly in the amount of $31. *** This fee does not include the tonnage fee charged to the town by the county for using the landfill. Once monthly weight verifications are received from the garbage collector, there will be a "landfill charge" added to this amount equally divided among all garbage customers. This amount is billed on your quarterly water and sewer billing. RECYCLING HELPS REDUCE THE AMOUNT CHARGED FOR LANDFILL! Also, Frederick County Landfill no longer accepts yard waste. The Town is provides a special arrangement with our contract refuse hauler. On the first and third Saturday April - November 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., yard waste is accepted at the wastewater treatment plant on Creamery Road.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your statements please contact the Town Office at 301-600-6300.

REAL ESTATE TAX BILLS - $.36 per $100 of assessed value

The real estate tax billings are sent by the county combined with your county tax bill. The discount and interest rates for the tax bills are 2% if received by July 31 and 1% if received by August 31. After September 30, 1% interest per month applies. On February 15 any unpaid tax accounts will be processed for the tax sale.