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FY22 Budget

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The Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

We need your input!

County Executive Pittman will introduce the proposed budget on April 30th, 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

FY21 County Budget    Board of Education Budget Page

How is Anne Arundel County Funded?

Fiscal Year 2021 Revenue Sources

The county has several revenue sources with the vast majority of funding coming from it's citizen's property and income taxes.

Total Revenues: $1,719.3 Million

More Details:  FY21 County Budget | Board of Education Budget Page

How are your tax dollars spent?

Fiscal Year 2021 Expenditures

  • About half of the County's budget funds our public schools
  • Nearly 20% funds police, fire and other public safety
  • Debt service (interest payments on bonds) is among the next highest expenditures, at 4%

Total Expenses: $1,719.3 Million

More Details:  FY21 County Budget | Board of Education Budget Page

How do we compare to other counties?

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)

Understanding the Costs of Services

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 ($)
Construction Inspector99,800
Health Inspector89,200
Public Works Engineer134,000
Fire Fighter
Outfitting Costs -- Radio, Uniform, Equipment
Police Officer
Outfitting Costs -- Vehicle, Radio, Uniform, Equipment
Program Manager132,300
Psychologists/Social Worker114,200
School Counselor 103,000
Teacher 77,000
Zoning Inspector97,500


Item Average Cost ($)
County Parks Amenities/Services Increase1,250,000
Crisis Response Team275,900

Infrastructure, Operations, & Equipment

Item Average Cost ($)
Ambulance 348,800
Fire Ladder Truck 1,500,000
Fire Engine 710,000
Senior Center Operations 597,500
School Health Room Staffing Cost 110,000
New High School 150,000,000
New Middle School 100,000,000
New Elementary School 50,000,000

Revenue Statistics

Small rate changes can have a significant impact in the county budget

Income Tax:

  • Raising our income tax rate by 0.1% (2.81 to 2.91) would increase revenue by: $9,666,000 in FY22*

  • Lowering our income tax rate by 0.1% (2.81 to 2.71) would decrease revenue by: $9,666,000 in FY22*

* Annualized impact is $22,479,000

Property Tax:

  • Raising the property tax rate* by 1% would increase revenue by: $7,745,000

  • Lowering the property tax rate* by 1% would decrease revenue by: $7,745,000

* The Property Tax represents the amount a homeowner is taxed per $100 of assessed value of their home

Property Tax Rate History

View the history of the Property Tax Rate in Anne Arundel County since 1990. Click on the column headings in the table to sort.

Provide Input

Once again a community town hall meeting will be held in each County Council District to discuss the upcoming budget in collaboration with each respective Councilmember, and to hear from members of the public.

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 and give comments on what they would like funded in the FY22 Budget.

This year, due to COVID, the budget town halls will be held virtually. Please register using the link for your district's town hall below to join us and share your ideas and priorities for county government. All budget town halls will be streamed live to where you will be able to watch them in full after the meeting, and provide written comments. You can also share your priorities regarding the budget through our interactive budget tool by clicking the button below.

Town Hall Dates/Locations

District 1

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Thursday, January 28, 2021, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

District 2

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

District 3

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Thursday, February 4, 2021, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

District 4

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Thursday, January 14, 2021, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

District 5

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Monday, January 25, 2021, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

District 6

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Monday, February 8, 2021, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

District 7

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 6:00 - 7:30 pm