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COUNTY COUNCIL Northampton County Council

Northampton County Council

2022 Proposed Budget Hearings will take place on October 6, 2021; October 13, 2021; October 27, 2021; November 3, 2021; November 10, 2021; and November 30, 2021 with all hearings starting at 4:30pm local time. The Budget Adoption meeting is scheduled for December 2, 2021 at 6:30pm.

All meetings will be live streamed on YouTube


As of August 15, 2021:

In accordance with CDC guidelines regarding current COVID-19 transmission, anyone entering the Northampton County Government Center is required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth. 

Everyone must wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.

Temperature checks upon entry will also remain as a requirement, and social distancing at all times is encouraged.


If you are looking for information on COVID-19-related business grants, please call Northampton County Department of Community and Economic Development at



         Northampton County is governed by a board of nine County Council members elected every four years by the voters. Council organizes the first Monday of each year when the members elect one of their own to serve as President and one to serve as Vice President. The Council is permitted to adopt resolutions and ordinances to carry out and regulate the affairs of the county including rules and regulations regarding the use of county property. All phases of financial administration, except final audit, also rest with Council. Council is responsible for adopting a budget each calendar year. The budget includes setting real estate tax rates and fees to raise the funds needed to meet the needs of the County budget.

        Counties are required by law to provide certain services to their citizens. Each county performs a wide range of different functions including community development, environmental planning, overseeing elections and providing a wide array of human services. To fund these important programs, counties rely on taxes based on the value of real estate in the community. Many social programs are primarily funded by federal and state grants, which are forwarded to the County government for distribution.

         County Council members and staff take great pride in serving the people who live and work in Northampton County. Covering over 370 square miles of land and 7.7 square miles of water, dating back to the birth of America, Northampton County is sure to offer something for everyone!

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