Budget and Finance

County Budgets

The preliminary 2015 York County budget was presented to York County Commissioners Steve Chronister, Doug Hoke and Chris Reilly at their regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 26. 

As presented, it would hold the line on taxes from County government for the fifth time in the last six years. Taxes were last raised in 2013 to help make up for more than $7 million in state and federal budget cuts to mandated services.

Under the plan, the millage rate remains 4.52. A taxpayer whose home is assessed at $150,000 will continue to pay $678 in County real estate taxes.

The proposed $487 million budget includes general fund expenses of $196.7 million, an increase of 3.2 percent compared to 2014. The higher costs will be offset with proceeds created through the refinancing of existing debt to obtain lower interest rates.

You can learn how to calculate your county tax bill here. 

York County continues to be on solid financial footing. Standard & Poor’s in 2010 recognized the strength of the County’s finances when it upgraded the county’s credit rating to AA, one of the highest available ratings.

The final budget is set for approval at the Commissioners' meeting on Dec. 24. 

The Documents

Budget documents are presented below.

The General Fund Summary outlines revenue and expenditures associated with the County’s General Fund. The General Fund is primarily supported by property taxes and generally has no funding restrictions, so it is locally controlled.

The "Summary All Funds" document shows budget figures for each funding stream, including restricted-use funds derived from state and federal sources.  

Also included are line-item revenue and line-item expense budgets, which are detailed looks at each revenue and expense account. For a big-picture explanation of the budget, be sure to check out the budget presentations. They help explain trends in expenses and revenue that impact a given year’s budget.

2015 Preliminary Budget

2014 Budget