View the FY23 Capital and Operating Budget and explore how the county's revenue is allocated.
Explore some of the investments included in the approved FY24 budget.
Budget Data and Development Explorer (BuDDE)
View the details of the FY23 Budget using the BuDDE interactive tool.
Capital Improvement Projects
View information about projects happening around the county that are funded by the budget
The budget is prepared over the course of several months and involves the Budget Office, the County Executive, county departments, other internal stakeholders, and the citizens of Anne Arundel County.
Listed below are the steps in the process and the relative timeframes when these activities occur.
December 1 - Mid December
The Budget Office prepares preliminary revenue outlook and determines the availability of the resources, works with the Chief Administrative Officer and County Executive to determine Budget Guidance for the upcoming budget and sends Budget Instructions to the departments.
Mid December - Late January
Each county department works to prepare a budget request they will present to the County Executive and his team that includes all departmental operating costs for the upcoming fiscal year.
Budget Town Halls
Mid January - Early February
The County Executive hosts seven budget town halls, one with each Councilmember in their district. This is an opportunity for residents to share their funding requests with the County Executive and the County Council.
Budget Officer Reviews
Late February - Early March
The Budget Officer and Analysts work to review departmental budgets and make recommendations regarding departmental operating costs for the upcoming fiscal year.
Planning Advisory Board Meetings
Mid February - Late February
The PAB works to recommend capital projects, along with their estimated costs, to be implemented by the County in the upcoming fiscal year in the balance of the program through five years of the Capital Budget (CIP).
County Executive Budget Review
Early March - Early April
The Budget Office and County Departments present departmental budgets to the County Executive and his team that includes departmental operating costs for the upcoming fiscal year.
Bond Issuance & Sale
March 1 - Early April
The County Charter authorizes the County Council to approve the issuance of general obligation bonds and to set limits on bonds issued through ordinance. The County will work with Financial Advisor and issue bonds based on the financing needs of the previously approved Capital Improvement Programs and the most recent effective bond ordinance.
County Executive Final Budget Decisions
The County Executive and his team review all funding requests and revenue projections and craft a complete budget proposal.
County Executive Budget Address
The County Executive presents his proposed budget to the County Council, and the legislative review process begins.
Fiscal Year 2023 Expenditures
- Over 40% of the County's budget funds our public schools
- Nearly 20% funds police, fire and other public safety
- Debt service (interest payments on bonds, excluding Board of Education and Community College debt service) is among the next highest expenditures, at 3%
Listed below is a table containing the property tax and income tax rates for each Maryland county. Click on the column headings in the table to sort by rate/ranking to see how Anne Arundel compares. The bar charts depict a visual representation of the data.
Property Tax Rate Comparison (Maryland Counties)
Income Tax Rate Comparison (Maryland Counties)
Anne Arundel County provides a multitude of services for its citizens in addition to maintaining equipment, buildings, and infrastructure. These have real costs that need to be considered in the budget process and adjusted as the needs of the county change.
Listed below are the average costs for a sampling of county services (these costs are estimates and include fringe benefits such as healthcare).
|Position||Average Cost ($)|
Public Works Engineer
Infrastructure, Operations, & Equipment
|Item||Average Cost ($)|
Fire Ladder Truck
Senior Center Operations
School Health Room Staffing Cost
New High School
New Middle School
New Elementary School
Small rate changes can have a significant impact in the county budget
Raising our income tax rate by 0.1% (2.81 to 2.91) would increase revenue by: $10,148,000 in FY24*
Lowering our income tax rate by 0.1% (2.81 to 2.71) would decrease revenue by: $10,148,000 in FY24*
* Annualized impact is $23,599,000
Raising the property tax rate* by 1% would increase revenue by: $8,100,000
Lowering the property tax rate* by 1% would decrease revenue by: $8,100,000
* The Property Tax represents the amount a homeowner is taxed per $100 of assessed value of their home
View the history of the Property Tax Rate in Anne Arundel County since 1990. Click on the column headings in the table to sort.