For those properties in Maryland and the District of Columbia, the water/sewer account is able to assess a lien against the real property for non-payment. Therefore, Brennan Title Company will hold an escrow, typically $300, for payment of the final water bill. Once the final bill is received, Brennan Title Company will pay that bill with the escrowed funds and refund any remaining escrow to the seller.

In Maryland, the seller or listing agent must call in a final water reading to the appropriate water company and ask that the final bill be sent to Brennan Title Company for payment.

In the District of Columbia, Brennan Title Company submits a request for a final water bill on the day of closing via fax and/or e-mail to DC Water.

No other utilities are lienable, and therefore, Brennan Title does not pay or hold funds to pay any other utility, and is not involved in the transfer of these accounts from the seller to the buyer.

For your information purposes and to assist you in transferring account billing from the seller to the buyer, below is a list of some common utility companies:

  • Anne Arundel Co.
    • Baltimore Gas & Electric
      410-685-0123
    • AA County Water & Sewer
      410-222-7500
    • Demographic Planning
      410-222-5294
    • Assessments
      410-222-1590
  • Carroll Co.
    • Water
      410-386-2000
    • Water (Town of Hampstead)
      410-374-2761
    • Tax Collection
      410-386-2971
  • Howard Co.
    • Baltimore Gas & Electric
      410-685-0123
    • Utilities
      410-313-4900
    • Well & Septic
      410-313-2058
    • Board of Education
      410-313-6600
    • Tax Information
      301-952-6000
  • Prince George's Co.
    • Baltimore Gas & Electric
      800-699-0123
    • Washington Gas
      703-750-1000
    • PEPCO
      202-833-7500
    • WSSC
      301-206-4001
    • Board of Education
      301-952-6000
  • Baltimore City & Co.
    • Baltimore Gas & Electric
      410-224-3000
    • Bureau of Water
      410-396-5398
    • Board of Education 410-887-4126
    • Taxes (City)
      410-333-3762
    • Taxes (county)
      410-887-2650
  • Frederick Co.
    • Frederick Gas
      301-662-2151
    • Potomac Edison
      301-654-3317
    • Water Department
      301-694-1179
    • Board of Education
      301-694-1000
    • Tax Information
      301-694-1960
  • Montgomery Co.
    • Washington Gas
      703-750-1000
    • PEPCO (Electricity)
      202-833-7500
    • WSSC (water)
      301-206-4001
    • Rockville Water
      301-309-3370
    • Board of Education
      301-279-3000
    • Revenue (Taxes)
      301-217-1070
  • Washington, D.C.
    • Washington Gas
      703-750-1000
    • PEPCO
      202-833-7500
    • DC Water
      202-442-8000
    • Board of Education
      202-724-4289
    • Tax Information
      202-727-4tax