BCC adopts final millage rates and budgets for FY22

The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday adopted resolutions approving the final millage rates and budget for Fiscal Year 2022. No changes were made since the Board tentatively approved the millage rates and budget on Sept. 9.

The balanced $2.9 billion budget includes funding to support various community priorities, including infrastructure investments, affordable housing, behavioral health, and Sheriff’s Office enhancements. It also stabilizes the Transportation Trust Fund, which pays for important transportation maintenance and operations.  

Despite an inflationary-driven growth of $135.9 million, the budget includes the first voluntary general fund millage rate decrease since 2007, which will save the average Pinellas County residential homeowner $25.44. There are also millage rate reductions in the Health Department Fund and eight of the 12 unincorporated county fire districts.

Pinellas County continues to have the lowest per capita debt among large Florida counties, thanks to strong budget planning and a pay-as-you-go approach. Details can be found on the Budget website at http://www.Pinellascounty.org/budget