Budget & Financial Statements
Each Spring, under the direction of the Finance Committee, the Finance department prepares the Annual Operating and Capital Budget. The budget pulls the costs of the programs run by each of the departments together to determine the total program costs which need to be funded from revenues. Tax revenue funds approximately three quarters of the County's expenditures. The remainder of the revenue comes from government grants, the sale of County services and reserves. The amount of tax revenue needed to fund the programs along with the assessment base determines the tax rates used. Once the budget has been reviewed by the Finance Committee it goes before Council for review and final approval.
The Finance Department prepares detailed monthly statements for Council. These statements track the County's financial performance against the annual operating budget. (The County's Budget runs on the calendar year - monthly statements are not generated for the first quarter of each year).
The Budget and the monthly Financial Statements are public documents and we encourage rate payers to review them, and to direct any questions or concerns to our office. Please click here to review annual budgets and financial statements.