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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 2022 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 2022 (FY22) Budget to be presented in May 2021.

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.


 FY2022 Budget Timeline

  • May 6th, 2021
    Cabinet Meeting
    8:00 a.m.
    Employee Town Hall
    10:00 a.m.
    Manager’s Recommended Budget
    11:00 a.m.
  • May 11, 2021
    Budget Overview Public Policy Workshop
    2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
  • May 12, 2021
    Budget Public Hearing
    6:00 p.m.
    Sign up to speak here
  • May 26-27, 2021
    Budget Straw Votes
    8:00 a.m.
    The BOCC will hold a straw vote to approve the budget.

FY2022 Board of County Commissioner Budget Priorities

The Board of County Commissioners determined the below priorities during their Annual Budget Retreat in January 2021. These priorities will guide decision making and resource allocation for the FY2022 budget. 

BOCC FY2022 Priorities.PNG

FY2022 Virtual Community Budget Workshops

Mecklenburg County hosted five virtual Community Budget Workshops beginning on February 13, 2021. 
 
The meetings were designed to allow Mecklenburg County residents to share their input on the FY2022 budget, before the budget is finalized.
 
Residents learned about the budget process, engaged in interactive discussions, and heard from Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio.
 
Information gathered during the events will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners at an upcoming meeting and considered during the development of the FY2022 budget.


Resident Budget Priority Survey

The FY2022 Resident Budget Priority Survey was a dynamic feedback tool where County residents were asked to provide their budget priorities by ranking services by level of importance to the County’s future. The results were shared with the Board of County Commissioners at the Annual Budget Retreat and are published in an Interactive Dashboard that can be used to filter and view survey results by district, age, race/ethnicity, income, and more. 


The Balancing Act Budget Simulator

budget simulator graphic that says, Buld a budget.

The Meck FY2022 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.




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

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