Fire Hydrant Meter Rental



The Bureau of Utilities leases Fire Hydrant Meters to commercial customers. The Finance Department collects the security deposit which is based on the size of the meter. Water usage is billed on a quarterly basis along with a monthly service fee of $50. Customers are required to provide monthly meter readings. All Fire Hydrant Meters must be returned to the Bureau of Utilities every six months for Maintenance and Inspection.



Mail payment to:  

Department of Finance
PO Box 2748
Ellicott City, MD 21041-2748

Make check payable to: Director of Finance, Howard County

Make payments online:

For questions regarding rental, contact the Meter Department at:

Location : 8270 Old Montgomery Rd.

Hours of Operation : Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Water Meter Department inquiries : 410-313-4980

Questions regarding billing should be directed to the Miscellaneous Billing Division at (410) 313-3258, fax number (410) 313-3293.