County Executive Pittman will introduce the proposed budget on May 1, in accordance with the county charter. The County Council then has 45 days to deliberate and pass a final, balanced budget. The County Executive is seeking input from the public to help shape county priorities. Please use the resources on this site to get insight into the components of the budget and the county's fiscal situation.
"We want our residents to be involved in our county budget decisions and we want direct citizen input to help inform us."
-- Steuart Pittman
FY20 County Budget Board of Education Budget Page
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.
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 ($)|
|Item||Average Cost ($)|
|County Parks Amenities/Services Increase||1,250,000|
|Crisis Response Team||250,000|
|Police Body Cameras||5,200,000|
|Vulnerable Resident Support Team||110,000|
|Item||Average Cost ($)|
|Fire Ladder Truck||950,000|
|Senior Center Operations||675,000|
|School Health Room Staffing Cost||110,500|
|New High School||150,000,000|
|New Middle School||100,000,000|
|New Elementary School||50,000,000|
Small rate changes can have a significant impact in the county budget
View the history of the Property Tax Rate in Anne Arundel County since 1990. Click on the column headings in the table to sort.
A community town hall meeting will be held in each Council District to discuss the upcoming budget in collaboration with its councilmember. Each meeting will feature opening remarks from the County Executive and the host Councilmember, followed by a brief budget presentation. Attendees will then be encouraged to pose questions.
Please join us and share your ideas and priorities for county government. If you are unable to attend a town hall meeting but wish to share your priorities regarding the budget, please view our interactive budget tool by clicking the button below.
District 1| Lindale Middle School Auditorium
Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
District 2| Old Mill High School Media Center
Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
District 3| Northeast High School Cafeteria
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
District 4| Arundel High School Cafeteria
Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
District 5| Severna Park Middle School Cafeteria
Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
District 6| Annapolis Middle School Cafeteria
Thursday, January 9th, 2020, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
District 7| Southern High School Auditorium
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 6:00pm to 7:30pm