Release: Baltimore City 2024 Preliminary Budget Available for Review

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Bill Henry
Baltimore City
204 City Hall - Baltimore Maryland 21202
(410) 396-5410


Geoff Shannon, Public Relations Officer
(410) 387-5704


Baltimore, MD – In accordance with Article VI of the Baltimore City Charter, the Fiscal Year 2024 Preliminary Budget is now available for review. Visit the website of the Bureau of the Budget and Management Research (BBMR) to review or download a copy of the budget.

Every year, the City of Baltimore develops a budget for both the operating and capital budgets.BBMR oversees the operating budget planning process and the Department of Planning oversees the capital budget planning process. The Department of Finance is charged with submitting the preliminary budget to the Board of Estimates. The BOE has 30 days to review and host a public hearing before voting on the proposed ordinance of estimates.

For questions about the Preliminary Budget please contact BBMR.

Read the Mayor's FY24 Preliminary Budget

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FY24 Budget Planning Calendar




Preliminary Budget to BOE

April 6, 2023

Transmittal of Department of Finance Recommendations to Board of Estimates

Preliminary Budget Presented to BOE

April 19, 2023

Presentation on the Fiscal 2024 Preliminary Budget by Budget Director

Special Meeting of the BOE

April 26, 2023

Presentation on the Fiscal 2024 Preliminary Budget with agency heads at 11am in person and via Webex

Taxpayer’s Night

April 26, 2023

Taxpayer’s Night, including a presentation on the Fiscal 2024 Preliminary Budget and public testimony, at 6pm in person and via Webex

Ordinance at BOE

May 10, 2023

Board of Estimates adopts proposed Ordinance of Estimates. This includes transmittal of the Executive Summary Budget Book

Publish Ordinance

May 15, 2023

Publication of a copy of proposed Ordinance of Estimates in two daily Baltimore City newspapers

Ordinance at City Council

May 15, 2023

Introduction of proposed Ordinance of Estimates to City Council

Agency Detail Book

May 15, 2023

Transmittal of the Agency Detail Budget Book to City Council

Ordinance Passage

no later than June 26, 2023

Passage of Ordinance of Estimates for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2023

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