The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a $508 million balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 at its meeting June 6, following a public hearing. The budget takes effect on July 1 and includes a two-cent decrease in the property tax rate from 47.5 cents to 45.5 cents per $100 value.
The final adopted budget will be available to the public in the coming weeks and will be posted on this webpage. Below are the budget documents and presentations that provide an overview of the FY 22-23 budget:
The budget helps to address current community needs, strategic initiatives, and board priorities like public education, workforce housing, public safety, community building, and equitable resources for residents. It also enhances some service levels, provides long-term funding for voter-approved debt, and maintains fiscally responsible operations. Read the news release about the budget here.
New Hanover County’s Fiscal Year 22-23 recommended budget was presented to the Board of Commissioners on May 16:
Leading up to the recommended budget presentation, the Board of Commissioners held several public work sessions which can be viewed here or below.
The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners adopted a $458 million balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 at its meeting June 7. The adopted budget runs from July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022, and decreased the tax rate from 55.5 cents to 47.5 cents per $100 value. Learn more about the important investments this budget makes to benefit everyone in the community at News.NHCgov.com, and view the Adopted Budget in Brief here.
In addition to the budget’s investments, the county will utilize additional funding through the federal American Rescue Plan to strengthen the community through broadband access, mortgage assistance, job training, sewer and water infrastructure, afterschool transportation for public school students to tutoring and other programs, mental health support, affordable housing, rental assistance, business and nonprofit grants, and more. An overview of this funding can be viewed here.
The FY 21-22 recommended budget was presented to the Board of Commissioners on May 17 and a public hearing on the budget was held Monday, June 7. Following the public hearing, the Board of Commissioners approved the recommended budget with several changes, including the addition of Parks Resource Officers, Long Leaf Park modifications, and adjustments to non-county agency and economic development funding. The $457 million recommended budget and the $1 million in changes and additional funding brings the county’s approved budget to $458 million.
Recommended budget documents can be viewed below:
New Hanover County’s Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget was adopted by the Board of Commissioners on Monday, June 1 following public hearings. The adopted budget documents can be viewed below:
Below are several highlights in the FY20-21 adopted budget:
The FY20-21 balanced budget is $399.6 million, with the following fund amounts:
FY20-21 Mandated Services Table (PDF download)
New Hanover County’s Fiscal Year 2020-2021 recommended balanced budget was presented to the Board of Commissioner on Monday, May 18. Recommended budget documents can be viewed below:
A public hearing on the recommended budget was held on Monday, June 1 and Commissioners adopted the budget following the hearing.
New Hanover County’s Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget was adopted by the Board of Commissioners on Monday, June 17 following public hearings. The adopted budget documents can be viewed below:
Changes made to the recommended budget, which were approved in the adopted budget include:
The Board of Commissioners approved the recommended budget with few changes on June 17, which can be viewed in the Adopted Budget panel above.
Here are a few highlights of what is included in the FY19-20 Recommended Budget: