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Filing Fees and Surcharges

Telephone and electric companies providing services in Maryland pay surcharges that are distributed to various funds.

Utility surcharges are collected by electric companies that deliver electricity in Maryland and by telephone companies doing business in Maryland. The electricity surcharges are then paid to the Comptroller for deposit in the Environmental Trust and Universal Service Program Funds. The telecommunications surcharges are paid to the Comptroller for deposit in the 911 Emergency Telephone System and Communications Access of Maryland Funds.

For more information about these funds, contact the following representatives:

911 Telephone System Trust Fund
Gordon Deans - 410-585-3015
Emergency Number Systems Board Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services

Environmental Surcharge
Sherry Edwards - 410-767-8090
Maryland Public Service Commission

Universal Service Fee
Annette Garofalo -  410-767-8306
Maryland Public Service Commission


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