Calvert County BOCC Approves $312.9 Million Budget

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved a $312.9 million fiscal year (FY) 2020 general fund operating budget. It is a balanced budget and the most notable change is the $3 million increase for the new Career Emergency Medical Services Division to supplement Calvert County’s volunteer fire/rescue/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel that provide life-saving services to citizens. FY 2020 begins July 1, 2019.

The general fund budget for FY 2020 reflects an increase of $15.4 million compared to the FY 2019 general fund budget of $297.5 million. Sixty percent, or $9.3 million, of revenue increase is due to the county’s payment in lieu of tax (PILOT) agreement with Dominion Energy Cove Point.