Your Money. Your Community. Your Voice. Public Hearing on Next Year’s Mecklenburg County Budget

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Updated on Feb. 9, 2024: Mecklenburg County’s budget resident survey for the Fiscal Year 2024-2025 budget is open through February. Residents are invited to take a few minutes to let us know what is important when it comes to services and programs.

Mecklenburg County is beginning to shape its Fiscal Year 2024-2025 budget. The first step is a public hearing where residents can speak on the programs and services that are most important to them. The public hearing will be held at the Board of County Commissioners’ regular meeting:

The public hearing will begin no earlier than 6:30 p.m. Residents have several ways to provide input:

  • Sign up to speak at the public hearing. Speakers can register online in advance or in person at the meeting. Speakers will have three minutes to share their comments.
  • Email comments to [email protected].
  • Mail comments to: Clerk to the Board, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 East Fourth Street, 11th Floor, Charlotte, NC 28202.

The deadline to register online is Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 5 p.m. All emailed or mailed comments must be received by that time.

Following the public hearing, the Board of County Commissioners will hold its annual budget retreat Jan. 24 – 26, where it will address fiscal policies and the Board’s priorities as the County manager develops a recommended budget. In addition to the public hearing, residents will have other opportunities to provide input. Learn more at

County Manager Dena R. Diorio is scheduled to present her budget recommendation on May 16, with the Board adopting the FY2024-2025 budget on June 4.