Keith Dorsey, Director
400 Washington Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
The mission of the Office of Budget and Finance is to improve the accountability and effectiveness of the County government by providing efficient innovative services, public policy analysis, and fiscal expertise in support of all Baltimore County government agencies.
Baltimore County’s real property tax rates have not increased in almost a quarter of a century. Instead, sound financial management and foresight allowed the County to lower the property tax rate four times from 1991 to 2006 and that rate remains in effect today. All tax rates in Baltimore County are established by the County Council prior to the beginning of the fiscal year.
Director's Responsibilities and Reporting Divisions
The Director of Budget and Finance is responsible for the formulation of the budget under the supervision of the County Administrative Officer and is responsible for the administration of the financial affairs of the County. In addition, the office is responsible for the study of the organization, methods and procedures of each office, board, commission, institution and agency of the County government.
Also included among the responsibilities of the Director of Budget and Finance is the oversight of the 911 Communications Center, Accounting, Insurance Administration, Investment and Debt Management, Payroll, Property Management, Purchasing, Retirement, Taxpayer Services, Vehicle Operations and Maintenance, Worker's Compensation.
View the Office of Budget and Finance Organizational Chart (PDF).
Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR)
Find information about CAFR Online.
- CAFR 2016 (PDF)
- CAFR 2015 (PDF)
- CAFR 2014 (PDF)
- CAFR 2013 (PDF)
- CAFR 2012 (PDF)
- CAFR 2011 (PDF)
- CAFR 2010 (PDF)
- CAFR 2009 (PDF)
- CAFR 2008 (PDF)
Single Audit Reports
Find information on the Purchasing Office.
Find information about the divisions of the Office of Budget and Finance:
- 911 Center
- Budget Administration and Formulation
- Claims Management
- Customer Service
- Health Insurance
- Investment and Debt Management
- Property Management
- Vehicle Operations Management