County Budgets

The 2017 York County budget was approved by York County Commissioners Susan Byrnes, Doug Hoke and Chris Reilly at their regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 21, 2016. 

The plan increases county-levied property taxes for the second consecutive year. The increase, about $84 annually for the average property owner, is necessary because of rising costs in some core services including the county-owned nursing home, the prison and child abuse prevention.

Under the approved plan, the millage rate will be 5.8, up from 5.16 in 2016. Owners of a property assessed at $131,705 — the county average — will see an $84.29 increase to their county tax bill, bringing their annual county real estate taxes to around $762 annually.

The $564.8 million budget includes general fund expenses of $234.2 million, a nearly 10 percent increase from the 2016 budget.

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

The Documents

Budget documents are presented below.

The Budget Summary offers a broad view of the county's revenue and expenses. The general fund is primarily supported by property taxes and generally has no funding restrictions, so it is locally controlled.

The Final Budget shows figures for each funding stream, including restricted-use funds derived from state and federal sources. 

2018 Budget