The County operates under a balanced budget each fiscal year, from July 1 through June 30, per North Carolina statute. The County's Operating Budget estimates the total value of resources required to perform county operations. The Operating Budget also sets tax rates and fee schedules for the fiscal year.
In May, the County Manager presents a recommended budget to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). The BOCC conducts public hearings and work sessions, and may amend the Recommended Budget, before approving a final budget in June.
FY 2020-2021 (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021)
- FY 2020-2021 Commissioner Approved Annual Operating Budget
- FY 2020-2021 Manager Recommended Annual Operating Budget
FY 2019-2020 (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020)
- FY 2019-2020 Commissioner Approved Annual Operating Budget and Capital Investment Plan
- FY 2019-2020 Manager Recommended Annual Operating Budget
Capital Investment Plan (CIP) Budget
The County’s Capital Investment Plan (CIP) serves as a annual planning tool to forecast long-range future capital needs for both school districts and the County. This plan examines infrastructure and equipment needs, provides a planning schedule and identifies available financing options for the next five years. The first year budget of the CIP is adopted in June, in conjunction with the County's operating budget, linking
- FY 2020-2025 Manager Recommended Capital Investment Plan
- FY 2019-2024 Manager Recommended Capital Investment Plan
Next Year Budget Amendments
County Commissioners may propose amendments to the County Manager’s Recommended Budget. A list of amendments are available at the following link and are added as each become available:
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