The Waterway Improvement Fund was created in 1966 by
Natural Resources Article 8-701 to support the development, use, and
enjoyment of all waters of the State of Maryland for the benefit of the general boating public. Revenues for this Fund are
obtained primarily from the one-time 5% excise tax that is paid to the State of Maryland when a boat is purchased
and titled in the State.
The Fund provides financial support to local governments, the Department of Natural Resources, and federal agencies in
the form of grants and/or loans for a wide variety of capital projects and services for the boating public.
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