May 28, 2015
County Council Adopts $5.08 Billion Total Operating Budget for FY2016; Property Taxes Maintained at Charter Limit
The total County budget, including debt service, grants and enterprise funds, will be $5.08 billion. The overall tax supported portion of the budget including debt service will be $4.42 billion, an increase of 1.5 percent from the FY15 budget.
The budget maintains property tax revenue at the Charter limit (last year’s amount plus an inflation-tied increase). It includes a $692 property tax credit for owner-occupants of principal residences. The weighted property tax rate will decrease to 98.7 cents per $100 of assessed value (from 99.6 cents).
The budget will go into effect on July 1.
See more in the Council news release.
Read County Executive’s reaction to the Council’s approved budget.