Fiscal Year 2021 Budget (Draft)

Annual Budget 

Each year the City adopts an annual budget which is an appropriation of public funds for the following Fiscal Year.  The City's Fiscal Year begins each year on July 1 and ends on June 30.  The budget is named for the year in which it ends.


Capital Improvement Program
The first element of the budget to be developed is the Capital Improvement Program. 
Draft FY2021-2030 Capital Improvement Program 

This is a proposed Capital Improvement Program for FY 2021- 2030. It covers a 10 year span, planning for future projects and capital expenses.

Draft General Fund FY2021 Budget - (Coming Soon)

Budget Development
By the time a Fiscal Year begins, the City is already looking ahead to budget for the following fiscal year.  See below under Adoption Process to learn how the City budget is considered and approved each year.

The City Council approves a schedule to develop the budget each year.

Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Development Schedule (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021).

Adoption Process

The City Manager presents the following Fiscal Year budget each winter to the City Council for consideration.  The City Council, over one or more meetings, will come to a decision regarding the budgets for the General Fund (all department costs) and for the Enterprise Funds (Sewer, Stormwater and Water).

In an effort to minimize expenses, the budget booklet is not automatically mailed.  Instead, a card will be mailed to all voters with instructions on how to receive a book if they so desire.  The Budget will also be available online.  Voters may either go to City Hall to obtain a budget book or call 846-4107 to have a book mailed to them.  This budget book also contains the School District's Budget.  The South Burlington School District is a separate political and fiscal entity from the City.

There will be an annual City meeting and a public hearing held on Monday, March 2, 2020 at Tuttle Middle School, the eve of Town meeting Day.  The budget is adopted when approved by the voters.