Charles County Commissioners Pass FY 18 Budget With No Tax Increases

As reported by Charles County, Maryland,

On May 16, 2017, the Charles County Commissioners adopted the General Fund fiscal 2018 budget at $391,452,100, an increase of just 4.2 percent over fiscal 2017.  The balanced budget was adopted without raising property tax and income tax rates. Funding for education and public safety accounts for approximately 76 percent of the General Fund budget. The budget adoption also supports an investment in the County Government workforce, as well as a fiscal 2018 Capital Projects budget of $147,456,000.

Total General Fund Operating Budget

  • $391.5 million, 4.2% over fiscal 2017

Education Funding

  • Exceeds the education funding requirement by $4.7 million for employee step increases


  • No tax increases


Government Employee Salaries

  • Funding for performance-based merit increases
Charles County’s proposed budget provides additional education funding and no new taxes.

For more information, see additional information from Charles County’s Budget Office.