ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — On November 4, the Howard County Council voted unanimously to pass Council Bill 42-2019, which raises the rate for the school facilities surcharge paid by home builders in Howard County to fund school construction.
According to the county, all revenue raised is dedicated to school construction for the Howard County Public School System. Over the next ten years, this increase to the school facilities surcharge is expected to generate roughly $200 million in construction funding for schools.
The legislation will go into effect on January 6, 2020.