Board of Estimates



Annual Board of Estimates’ FY 2019 Budget Hearing at 10:00 am

               Curran Conference Room
               City Hall
               100 N. Holliday Street, 4th Floor
               Baltimore, MD  21202


This meeting is called to have a presentation of the Fiscal 2019 Budget.

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates consists of five voting members: The Mayor, President of the City Council, the Comptroller, the City Solicitor, and the Director of Public Works. The President of the City Council serves as President of the Board of Estimates, and the City Comptroller serves as Secretary to the Board.

Pursuant to the Charter of Baltimore City, Article VI Section 2, the Board of Estimates formulates and executes the fiscal policy of the City. Click here to go to the Baltimore City Charter, Baltimore City Code and the Code of Public Local Laws.

From time to time, in furtherance of these duties, the Board promulgates rules, regulations and conducts hearings. Each year, the Board adopts an Ordinance of Estimates and presents it to the City Council. Prior to the adoption of the Ordinance of Estimates, the Board makes public the Director of Finance's recommended operating budget and the Planning Commission's recommended capital budget and long-range capital improvement program.

The Board of Estimates is also responsible for awarding contracts and supervising all purchasing by the City. All bids made to the City in response to the formal advertising procedures are opened by the Board of Estimates, which awards the contract to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder.

How to Contact the Board

Address all correspondence to:

Honorable President
and Members of the Board of Estimates
c/o Clerk, Board of Estimates
204 City Hall
100 N. Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Tel: (410) 396-4755

Fax: (410) 685-4416

Maryland Public Information Act

To request public records from the Board of Estimates, send the request to:

Harriette Taylor
Clerk, Board of Estimates
100 N. Holliday Street, Room 204
Baltimore, MD 21202
[email protected]

To request public records from the Office of the Comptroller, send the request to:

Steward Beckham
Assistant for Public Affairs
100 N. Holliday Street, Room 304
Baltimore, MD 21202
[email protected]


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