St. Mary’s Cuts Income Tax Rate; Approves Record Funding for Schools, Public Safety

This week, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County approved the fiscal 2023 budget, which includes record funding for schools and public safety.

The $324.8 million fiscal 2023 budget — a $36.1 million increase over this year’s budget — includes a 3 percent cost of living adjustment for all non-sworn employees, a step merit increase for all county employees and sworn officers, a 6.5 percent scale increase for sworn officers, and a 6 percent pay raise for hourly employees as part of a phased-in minimum wage increase.

The budget reduces the County’s income tax rate from 3.1 percent to 3.0 percent. The property tax rate will remain at 84.78 cents per $100 of assessed value.

Visit the St. Mary’s County website for more information.