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Posted on: June 30, 2023

FY 2023-24 Budget document now available

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The Final Approved Budget for the Fiscal Year 2023-24 is now available online.

The budget goes into effect when the new fiscal year begins on Saturday, July 1, 2023. 

On June 5, the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners adopted a $72,076,083 balanced General Fund Budget. The final budget includes the adjustments made to the Manager’s Recommended Budget during a series of workshops that happened in May. Recordings of those workshops, and all Board of Commissioners meetings, are available on the County’s Vimeo channel,

The Final Approved Budget: 

  • Maintains the ad valorem tax rate at $0.625 per $100 of valuation.
  • Increases the fee associated with the solid waste enterprise fund by $5 to maintain operations and continue implementation of previously approved plans.
  • Maintains prior year water rates. Rates across all districts are uniform. 
  • Includes an updated pay and classification plan and provides a minimum 5% base salary increase (5% Cost of Living Adjustment or the increase recommended by the salary study, whichever is greater).
  • Continues to fund the Capital Improvements Fund with $0.01 of projected property tax revenue as established in the FY 19-20 budget.
  • Maintains all districts' prior year fire and EMS tax rates.

A complete list of budget adjustments approved by the Board of Commissioners is included in the Manager’s Budget Message. 

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