Budget

Budget Adoption
The adoption of the budget is the County Commissioners’ most important job. This includes facilitating a budget process that is open and transparent, developing an annual budget that accurately reflects the goals and priorities of the County Commissioners, and implements a prudent financial plan ensuring the sound management and operation of County government and allied agencies, while minimizing the burden on the taxpayer to the extent practicable.

The County fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Money is allocated each year to County government departments (like the Department of Emergency Services), allied public agencies (like the Library), and non-profits (like the Volunteer Fire Companies) through the budget process, which begins in December. The budget is adopted in late May or early June and takes effect on July 1.

Helpful Resources For more information on the county budget or budget process, contact Finance Director Margaret Roe



Current Budget (Fiscal Year 2017)
The Caroline County Commissioners have adopted their Fiscal Year 2017 Budget as well as the FY 2017 Capital Improvement Program.


Past Annual County Budgets

County Audits (Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports)

The Caroline County Office of Finance publishes the Annual Audit, more formally called the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports, in accordance with state and local laws. These reports show the County's financial position and activity, and are audited by an independent firm of licensed certified public accountants selected by the County Commissioners.  The Annual Audit is completed by the end of November for the previous fiscal year.  

Audit Reports