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Edward P. Blades, Director

400 Washington Avenue
Mezzanine Level
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 410-887-3313
Fax: 410-887-8297



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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, and Vehicle Operations and Maintenance.

View the Office of Budget and Finance Organizational Chart (PDF).


Budget Formulation and Administration

Calendar of Events

Health Insurance – Employee Benefit Overview

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Find information about the Annual Report Online.

Single Audit Reports

Miscellaneous Reports



Find information on the Purchasing Office.


Find information about the divisions of the Office of Budget and Finance:

Revised March 3, 2022         


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