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§ 8-1007. Benefit charges; allocation, liens

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural Resources

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Natural Resources
Title 8. Waters (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 10. Shore Erosion Control (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-1007
§ 8-1007. Benefit charges; allocation, liens
Payment of benefit charge required to transfer property
(a) For purposes of § 3-104 of the Real Property Article, which pertains to payment of taxes as a prerequisite to recording of any transfer of property, it is sufficient that all current annual installments of any benefit charge levied under this subtitle have been paid.
Application of benefit charge
(b) In the case of any subdivision of benefited property subsequent to the filing of the notice of the lien required under this subtitle, the benefit charge shall apply:
(1) Except as provided in this subsection, in proportion to the respective length of the shore erosion control project abutting each lot; or
(2) If the owners and the Department agree that a different apportionment would more fairly treat a particular situation, then in accordance with that agreement.
Levy of benefit charge
(c) At the time of levy of any benefit charge under this subtitle or apportionment of an existing levy among subdivision lots, the Department shall notify appropriate tax officials for inclusion of the assessment in the tax records.
Completion of benefit charge payments
(d) On completion of payment of the total benefit charge relating to a shore erosion control project, the Department shall:
(1) Certify to the Board of Public Works for release of the lien that payment has been completed; and
(2) File a release of the lien in the appropriate land and tax records.


Added by Acts 1980, c. 615, § 3. Amended by Acts 1987, c. 641; Acts 1990, c. 6, § 2.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-1007, MD NAT RES § 8-1007
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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