FY 2023 Budget (Current)

Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

The Fiscal Year 2023 Budget was approved by City Council and by the voters on March 1, 2022.

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.

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.

The Annual Budget is comprised of three parts:  The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for capital expenses and identified projects, the General Fund budget which includes all department costs, and the Enterprise Funds budget which focuses on the sewer, stormwater, and water projects.

FY23 Budget Development Process Schedule including Capital Improvement Plan.

FY23 Budget Book:

FY23 City/School Budget Book
Budget Narrative by City Treasurer

Council Approved FY23 Budgets:
General Fund Expenses
General Fund Revenues
Enterprise Funds  - Revenues and Expenses
Special Funds
Capital Improvement Projects FY23-32
General Fund Sourced Capital Improvement Projects FY23-32

FY23 Budgets Presentations:

City Manager's Presentation
Recreation and Parks
Police Department
Fire Department
Public Works
Energy Projects
Open Space Projects & Bike/Ped Improvements
Open Space Projects Memo
Penny for Path Projects Memo
Community Development

Other Approved FY23 Budgets 
Champlain Water District

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 on the budgets for the General Fund (all department costs) and for the Enterprise Funds (Sewer, Stormwater and Water). The Council approves the Enterprise Fund budgets and sends the General Fund budget to the voters on Town Meeting Day. 

All Budget documents will be posted on this website.  Voters may also 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 with a public hearing held on Monday, February 28, 2022, in the Auditorium of 180 Market Street on the eve of Town meeting Day.  The budget is adopted when approved by the voters.