Budget

Budget Adoption


The adoption of the budget is the County Commissioners’ most important job. This includes facilitating a budget process that is open and transparent, developing an annual budget that accurately reflects the goals and priorities of the County Commissioners, and implements a prudent financial plan ensuring the sound management and operation of County government and allied agencies, while minimizing the burden on the taxpayer to the extent practicable.

The County fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Money is allocated each year to County government departments (like the Department of Emergency Services), allied public agencies (like the Library), and non-profits (like the Volunteer Fire Companies) through the budget process, which begins in December. The budget is adopted in late May or early June and takes effect on July 1.

Helpful Resources

For more information on the county budget or budget process, contact Finance Director Margaret Roe

​FY2021 Budget Process

The County Commissioners of Caroline County, Maryland, will hold the following public hearings on the Proposed FY2021 Caroline County Government Budget.  

TUESDAY, March 10, 2020, 6:00 PM – Preston Fire Hall, 3680 Choptank Road, Preston MD: 

  • Public Hearing: To Receive Testimony on Proposed Operating & Capital Budget Requests
  • Public Hearing: Constant Yield Tax Rate
  • Public Hearing: Municipal Property Tax Differential Rates
  • Regular County Commissioners Meeting
TUESDAY, May 12, 2020, 6:00 PM – Greensboro VFC Community Hall, 13781 Greensboro Road, Greensboro MD: 

  • Public Hearing: To Receive Testimony on Proposed Operating & Capital Budget
  • Public Hearing: Constant Yield Tax Rate
  • Public Hearing: Municipal Property Tax Differential Rates
  • Regular County Commissioners Meeting

Persons with a disability needing reasonable accommodation to attend should notify the County Commissioners Office at least 3 days before the hearing(s) by calling 410-479-0660 or via the Maryland Relay Service at 7-1-1.

​FY2021 Budget Documents - 

Current Budget (Fiscal Year 2020)
The Caroline County Commissioners have adopted their Fiscal Year 2020 Budget as well as the FY 2020 Capital Improvement Program.



Past Annual County Budgets