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Address

Mailing Address:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

County Manager's Office
980-314-2900

​Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Process

Like every County in North Carolina, Mecklenburg County must adopt an annual budget by July 1 for the fiscal year that ends June 30.

The next budget cycle begins as soon as the current budget is passed, and work is well underway to develop the Manager’s Recommended Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Budget to be presented in May 2020.

From that point, the Board of County Commissioners hold a series of meetings and a public hearing and then decide on the County’s spending plan and property tax rate to support it. 

Between now and then, we want to hear what you think the County’s priorities should be, and this year there are more opportunities than ever to provide your input.

This web page will be “budget central” for all information and events related to the FY21 budget process.


Budget Tools

Resident Budget Priority Survey

The FY2021 Resident Budget Priority Survey is a dynamic feedback tool where County residents are asked to provide their budget priorities by ranking services by level of importance to the County’s future. Use this tool to learn about how Mecklenburg County manages and allocates its $1.9 Billion Dollar operating budget and weigh- in on Mecklenburg County’s FY 2021 budget priorities. The survey should take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete. Residents may also submit comments and sign-up to receive updates.

The Balancing Act Budget Simulator

The Meck Budget Simulator is a tool designed to allow County residents to show us how they would balance the budget. Visit this link to learn specific details about Mecklenburg County revenue sources and expense categories and create a balanced budget based on what is important to you. Submit your balanced budget for County leaders to view. Residents may also submit individual comments and share the tool online.

Property Tax Estimator

Ever wanted to estimate how tax rate changes would affect your tax bill? You can use the Property Tax Estimator to see how changes to the rate would impact your annual County tax bill.


 Budget Timeline

  • Dec. 2, 2019
    Resident Budget Priority Survey
  • Jan. 7, 2020
    Budget Public Hearing #1
  • Jan. 29-31, 2020
    BOCC Retreat
    Then Board will discuss Survey Results and make recommedations
  • May 1, 2020
    Recommended Budget Presentation
    The County Manager will present the Recommended Budget to the BOCC
  • May 7, 2020
    Budget Public Hearing #2
  • May 26-27, 2020
    BOCC Straw Vote
    The BOCC will hold a straw vote to approve the budget
  • June 2, 2020
    Budget Adoption
    Final Budget is approved
  • July 1, 2020
    Budget Takes Effect
    FY2021 Begins with the Newly Approved Budget

Paper Survey Locations


  • Beatties Ford Road Regional Library

  • Cornelius Library

  • Davidson Library

  • Hickory Grove Library

  • ImaginOn

  • Independence Regional Library

  • Main Library

  • Matthews Library

  • Mint Hill Library

  • Morrison Library

  • Mountain Island Library

  • Myers Park Library

  • North County Library

  • Plaza Midwood Library

  • Scaleybark Library

  • Steele Creek Library

  • University City Regional Library

  • West Boulevard Library

  • North Meck Senior Center

  • Shamrock Senior Center

  • Tyvola Senior Center



Looking for the survey in Spanish? You can download it here:  Encuesta de Prioridad Presupuestaria Para Residente









Address

Mailing Address:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

County Manager's Office
980-314-2900