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Budget & Finance

The Office of Budget and Finance provides financial management and administration to the Board of County Commissioners and the County Administrator. This includes the formulation, execution, and oversight of multi-year operational and capital improvement budgets. We are responsible for the financial and accounting practices for all county operations, including but not limited to the management of available cash funds and investments, administrating debt and interpreting financial information. This also includes developing and implementing countywide financial policies and procedures, including financial and accounting control systems. We also oversee the operations of the Purchasing Department and Grant Management Department.

FY2022 Budget Hearing


To efficiently and effectively manage the financial operations of Washington County Government by implementing sound budget and financial practices and policies, complying with regulations, providing fiscal accountability to stakeholders, and maintaining the ability to produce accurate and timely financial information.


To deliver services in an efficient, effective, and professional manner in accordance with applicable laws and government accounting standards by capable and well trained personnel and to be well respected and trusted by all those we serve.


Office of Budget & Finance

100 West Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Suite 3100

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm

Phone: 240-313-2300
Fax: 240-313-2301
TTY users: 1-800-735-2258

Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government


Washington County Government would like to announce liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential Washington County employees due to the impending weather forecast and Washington County Public Schools operating on a 2-hour delay tomorrow Thursday, January 20, 2022. County employees who are designated as “Essential” are expected to perform their duties as they normally would. Employees who can telework should report at their usual time.
The County encourages those who must travel to exercise caution while on roadways. If driving is essential, clear your vehicle completely, drive slowly, use caution, and don’t crowd or pass plows.
We will update the public if any changes occur. Please monitor Washington County Government’s website and social media for updates.