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
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 ($)|
|Public Works Engineer||134,000|
Outfitting Costs -- Radio, Uniform, Equipment
Outfitting Costs -- Vehicle, Radio, Uniform, Equipment
|Item||Average Cost ($)|
|County Parks Amenities/Services Increase||1,250,000|
|Crisis Response Team||275,900|
|Item||Average Cost ($)|
|Fire Ladder Truck||1,500,000|
|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|
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.
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 facebook.com/aacoexec 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.
District 1| Watch Here
Thursday, January 28, 2021, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
District 2| Watch Here
Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
District 3| Watch Here
Thursday, February 4, 2021, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
District 4| Watch Here
Thursday, January 14, 2021, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
District 5| Watch Here
Monday, January 25, 2021, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
District 6| Watch Here
Monday, February 8, 2021, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
District 7| Watch Here
Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 6:00 - 7:30 pm