Release: Baltimore City 2025 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
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Baltimore, MD – In accordance with Article VI of the Baltimore City Charter, the Fiscal Year 2025 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.

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FY25 Budget Planning Calendar




Preliminary Budget to BOE

April 1, 2024

Transmittal of Department of Finance Recommendations to Board of Estimates

Preliminary Budget Presented to BOE

April 3, 2024

Presentation on the Fiscal 2025 Preliminary Budget by Budget Director

Special Meeting of the Board of Estimates

April 17, 2024

Presentation of the Fiscal 2025 budget with agency heads

Taxpayers' Night

April 17, 2024

Presentation of the Fiscal 2025 budget to the public before the BOE, with an opportunity for public comment

Ordinance at Board of Estimates

May 1, 2024

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

Ordinance at City Council 

May 6, 2024

Introduction City Council and publication in two daily newspapers, as well as transmittal of the Agency Detail to City Council.

Taxpayers' Night

May 16, 2024

Presentation of the Fiscal 2025 budget to the public before the City Council, with an opportunity for public comment

Budget Hearings

May 23 - June 6, 2024

Budget hearings with agency representatives to discuss the Fiscal 2025 proposed budget.

Ordinance Passage

June 26, 2024

Passage of Ordinance of Estimates for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2025

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