Board of Estimates

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates consists of five voting members: The Mayor, the 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.

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.

The Board of Estimates' complete regulations on procurement, protests, Minority, and Women-owned Business Enterprises, and Debarment/Suspension.

Meeting Schedule

For the full Board of Estimates schedule for 2022

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Board of Estimates Meeting | 9 am | Materials

Past Events

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

Board of Estimates Meeting | 9 am | Materials

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

Special Board of Estimates Meeting | 2 pm | Materials

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

Board of Estimates Meeting | 9 am | Materials

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022  

Water, Sewer and Stormwater Rates Hearing | Board of Estimates Meeting | 9 am 

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan Public Hearing | Board of Estimates Meeting | 9 am

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 

Board of Estimates Meeting | 9 am | Materials

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Special Meeting of the Board of Estimates | 9 am | Materials

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Board of Estimates Meeting | 9 am | Materials

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Special Meeting of the Board of Estimates: Budget Briefing | 11am 

Special Meeting of the Board of Estimates: Taxpayer's Night | 6 pm 

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Board of Estimates Meeting | 9 am | Materials 

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

Board of Estimates Meeting | 9 am | Materials

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Board of Estimates Meeting | 9 am | Materials 

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022

Board of Estimates Meeting | 9 am | Materials 

Wednesday, February 16th, 2022

Board of Estimates Meeting | 9 am | Materials

Wednesday, February 9th, 2022

Board of Estimates Meeting | 9 am | Materials

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

Board of Estimates Meeting | 9 am | Materials

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Board of Estimates Meeting | 9 am | Materials

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

Board of Estimates Meeting | 9 am | Materials