State Budget Books and Automated Inquiries

The State Budget Books consist of five volumes: The Budget Highlights book, three Operating Budget Books, and the Capital Budget book. The State Budget Books are published annually and are available shortly after the 3rd Wednesday in January; after 12:00 noon. 

The Budget Highlights book is an executive summary. The Operating Budget Books contain appropriation and personnel detail as well as Managing for Results (MFR) which focuses on what State agencies are accomplishing with the funding they receive. The Capital Budget Book lists all construction projects proposed for a five-year period. 

The complete set of State Budget Books is available for purchase for a fee of $100 (cash or check only, credit cards not accepted).  The Budget Highlights book is free while supplies last. The Capital Budget book, if sold separately, sells for $25.  PDF’s versions of budget book volumes can be found on the DBM website.  They are available by volume or by Agency.

In addition to being available on the DBM website, complete sets are distributed to all County libraries and their branches. 

Volumes will be available for pick up or purchase at 45 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD  21401.  Walk in hours are as follows: 

  • 1-15-20   Wednesday   12:00 PM - 4:00PM
  • 1-16-20   Thursday         9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 1/21/20    Tuesday          9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 1/22/20    Wednesday     9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 1/23/20    Thursday         9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Once walk-in hours have past, please contact Angela Miller via email or phone (410-260-7302) for budget book information or to make arrangements for the pick up or purchase of budget books.