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FY21 Budget

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The Fiscal Year 2021 Budget

We need your input!

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

How is Anne Arundel County Funded?

Fiscal Year 2020 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: $1,696.1 Million

More Details:  FY20 County Budget | Board of Education Budget Page

How are your tax dollars spent?

Fiscal Year 2020 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 3.8%

Total Expenses: $1,696.1 Million

More Details:  FY20 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 Inspector93,000
Fire Fighter68,400
Police Officer110,700
Program Manager123,600
Psychologists/Social Worker115,400
School Counselor 105,100
Teacher 78,700
Zoning Inspector90,100


Item Average Cost ($)
County Parks Amenities/Services Increase1,250,000
Crisis Response Team250,000
Police Body Cameras5,200,000
Vulnerable Resident Support Team 110,000

Infrastructure, Operations, & Equipment

Item Average Cost ($)
Ambulance 388,100
Fire Ladder Truck 950,000
Fire Engine 650,000
Polling Place 24,500
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

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: $10,100,000 in FY21*

  • Lowering our income tax rate by 0.1% (2.81 to 2.71) would decrease revenue by: $10,100,000 in FY21*

* Annualized impact is $21,850,200

Property Tax:

  • Raising the property tax rate* by 1% would increase revenue by: $7,150,000

  • Lowering the property tax rate* by 1% would decrease revenue by: $7,150,000

* 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

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.

Town Hall Dates/Locations

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