FY20 Budget

Provide input as Anne Arundel County prepares the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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The Fiscal Year 2020 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

FY19 County Budget    Board of Education Budget Page

How is Anne Arundel County Funded?

Fiscal Year 2019 Revenue Sources

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

Revenue Source$ (Millions)

More Details:  FY19 County Budget | Board of Education Budget Page

How are your tax dollars spent?

Fiscal Year 2019 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%
Area$ (Millions)

More Details:  FY19 County Budget | Board of Education Budget Page

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 ($)
Police Officer107,500
Fire Fighter 66,400
Teacher 76,400
School Counselor 102,000
Psychologists/Social Worker 112,000
Crisis Response Team Cost 235,000
Combination Inspector106,700
Construction Code Inspector90,700
Construction Inspector90,300
Zoning Inspector 87,500
License Inspector69,600
Environmental Control Inspector 80,400
Engineer 120,000
Program manager 120,000

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% (2.50 to 2.60) would increase revenue by: $9,687,000 in FY20*

  • Lowering our income tax rate by 0.1% (2.50 to 2.40) would decrease revenue by: $9,687,000 in FY20*

* Annualized impact is $20,815,200

Property Tax:

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

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

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 Rates

Income Tax Rates

Property Tax Rate History

View the history of the Property Tax Rate in Anne Arundel County since 1990.

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
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

District 2

  |  Glen Burnie High School Auditorium
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

District 3

  |  Northeast High School Cafeteria
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

District 4

  |  Arundel High School Auditorium
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

District 5

  |  Severna Park High School Auditorium
Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

District 6

  |  Annapolis High School Auditorium
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

District 7

  |  Southern High School Auditorium
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6:00pm to 8:00pm