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Program Description

  Payments to Municipalities

The Montgomery County Municipal Revenue Program, authorized by Chapter 30A of the Montgomery County Code, reimburses municipalities for those public services they provide that would otherwise be provided by the County. The current reimbursement policy goes beyond State law, Section 6-305 of the Tax-Property Article, which requires the County to provide to municipalities only the Property Tax-funded portion of those costs. The County Executive negotiated a new formula with the County's municipal partners over the course of 2021. Changes to the calculation formula were adopted by the County Council on March 1, 2022, with the enactment of Expedited Bill 2-22.

Expedited Bill 2-22 established that municipalities are to be reimbursed by the County based upon the County Executive's approximation of the costs that the County would incur if it were to provide the municipalities with transportation, police, crossing guards, and park maintenance services. Specifically, as the exact payment amount for a current year cannot be determined until County books are closed, reimbursements are based on the final audited cost of performing eligible services during the fiscal period two years prior to the budget year. The amounts included in the FY25 budget for this program reflect a 100 percent implementation of the phased-in payment schedule established by the new law.

Program Contacts

Contact Eva Acevedo of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2763 for more information regarding the operating budget for the Non-Departmental Accounts.


Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved188944820.00
Increase Cost: FY25 Required Increase, Including Annualization of Supplemental 24-5020715630.00
FY25 Recommended209660450.00