Fiscal Year 2019 to 2020 Budget Documents
- Fiscal Year 2020 to Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Fiscal Plan
- Fiscal Year 2021 to Fiscal Year 2030 Capital Improvement Program
About the Fiscal Year 2020 to 2021 Budget Process
Budget preparation is a year-long process of gathering information, analyzing data, and working with departments to understand upcoming needs. Development of the 2020 to 2021 fiscal year budget has begun with work sessions with the Board of Supervisors occurring in September 2019 and will continue through April 2020. The capital portion of the budget will be proposed on January 28, 2020 and the operating portion will be proposed on March 10, 2020. By state law, localities like Roanoke County must approve a balanced budget by June 30.
A locality’s budget is a document that projects a county’s revenues and expenses for the upcoming year to ensure that the local government can cover costs. The process Roanoke County undertakes to develop a balanced budget for the upcoming year is dependent on many factors that include - but are not limited to - county expenditures (expenses ie: fuel, building maintenance, employee salaries, etc), local tax revenue collection, citizens’ expectations for continued service levels, funding for Roanoke County Public Schools, and funding from the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Throughout Roanoke County’s budget process, the Board of Supervisors and staff will hold several public work sessions as well as public hearings to gather citizen input before the budget’s final adoption. In addition, citizens can send ideas to Roanoke County Management and Budget staff at any time by using our online Budget Comments and Suggestions Form.
Important Dates & Presentations from the Fiscal Year 2020 to 2021 Budget Development Process
|September 10, 2019||Consent agenda of the Board of Supervisors to approve Fiscal Year 2020 - 2021 Budget Development Calendar (PDF)|
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Capital Projects Status Update (PDF)
|September 24, 2019||Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Fiscal Year 2018 - 2019 Preliminary and Unaudited Year-End Overview (PDF)|
|October 8, 2019||Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Facilities Assessment Review|
|November 6, 2019||Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss County Financial Policies Review|
|December 3, 2019||Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to discuss Fiscal Year 2020 Real Estate Assessment and Regional Economic Conditions|
Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to review Fiscal Year 2018 - 2019 Audit Results
Work session with the Board of Supervisors and Roanoke County Public Schools
|December 17, 2019||Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Recommendations for Changes to the Comprehensive Financial Policy and Allocation of FY 2019 Year-End Funds|
|January 28, 2020||Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to propose the County Administrator’s Fiscal Year 2021 - Fiscal Year 2030 CIP|
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to review Fiscal Year 2020 Mid-Year Revenue and Expenditure Updates
|February 11, 2020||Work session with Board of Supervisors to discuss Fiscal Year 2020 - 2021 Revenue Outlook; County Fees and Charges Compendium|
|February 25, 2020||Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss the Fiscal Year 2021 - 2030 Capital Improvement Program|
|March 10, 2020||Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to propose the County Administrator’s Fiscal Year 2020 - 2021 Operating Budget|
|March 24, 2020||Public Hearing on Effective Tax Rate if necessary and on adopting Maximum Tax Rates|
Work session with Board of Supervisors to discuss Fiscal Year 2020 - 2021 Budget
|April 14, 2020||Public Hearing to Adopt Tax Rates and on Operating and Capital Budgets|
Work session with Board of Supervisors to review Fiscal Year 2020 - 2021 Departmental Budgets; Other General Fund Budgets; Fleet and Equipment Replacement
|April 28, 2020||Public Hearing on Operating and Capital Budgets|
1st reading of Ordinances to Adopt and Appropriate Funds Fiscal Year 2021 Operating and Capital Budget
|May 26, 2020||2nd Reading of Ordinance to Adopt and Appropriate Funds Fiscal Year 2021 Operating and Capital Budget|
Dates in italics are tentatively scheduled and are subject to change.