Budget Development

Fiscal Year 2021 to 2022 Budget Documents

About the Fiscal Year 2022 to 2023 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 2022 to 2023 fiscal year budget has begun with work sessions with the Board of Supervisors occurring in September 2021 and will continue through April 2022. The capital portion of the budget will be proposed on January 25, 2022 and the operating portion will be proposed on March 8, 2022. By state law, localities like Roanoke County must approve a balanced budget by June 30. On May 10, 2022, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors will adopt the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Annual Fiscal Plan and the Fiscal Year 2023 - Fiscal Year 2032 Capital Improvement Program. Those documents will be available on or after July 1, 2022.

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, i.e.: 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 Finance & Management Services - Budget Division staff at any time by using our online Budget Comments and Suggestions Form.

Additional Information

For questions about the budget process, please email Budget Division staff or call 540-772-2073. Please send us your comments and suggestions!

Important Dates & Presentations from the Fiscal Year 2022 to 2023 Budget Development Process

DatesTopic
September 7, 2021Consent agenda of the Board of Supervisors to approve Fiscal Year 2022 - 2023 Budget Development Calendar (PDF)
September 21, 2021Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Fiscal Year 2020 - 2021 Preliminary and Unaudited Year-End Overview (PDF)
October 5, 2021Work Session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss the Multi-Year Budgeting Review
October 19, 2021Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Capital Project Status Update
November 4, 2020Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Review of Fiscal Year 2020-2021 First Quarter Revenue & Expenditure Update
December 14, 2021Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to discuss 2022 Assessment
Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to review Fiscal Year 2020 - 2021 Audit Results
January 11, 2022Work session with Board of Supervisors to discuss Fiscal Year 2023 - 2032 Capital Improvement Program
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss County Financial Policies Review (if necessary)
January 25, 2022Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to propose the County Administrator’s Fiscal Year 2023 - Fiscal Year 2032 CIP
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to review Fiscal Year 2022 Mid-Year Revenue and Expenditure Updates. Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget Issues
February 8, 2022Work session with Board of Supervisors to discuss Fiscal Year 2022 - 2023 Revenue Outlook; County Fees and Charges Compendium
February 22, 2022Work session with Board of Supervisors to discuss Fiscal Year 2022 - 2023 Compensation Update, Outside Agency Funding
Work Session with Board of Supervisors to discuss  FY 2023 - 2032 Capital Improvement Program
March 8, 2022Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to propose the County Administrator’s Fiscal Year 2022 - 2023 Operating Budget
March 22, 2022Public Hearings on Effective Tax Rate (if necessary) and on adopting Maximum Tax Rates
Work session with Board of Supervisors to discuss Fiscal Year 2022 - 2023 Budget
April 12, 2022Public Hearing to Adopt FY 2021 - FY 2022 Tax Rates
Public Hearing on Operating and Capital Budgets (first of two)
Work session with Board of Supervisors to discuss Fiscal Year 2022 - 2023 Budget
April 26, 2022Public Hearing on Operating and Capital Budgets (second of two)
1st reading of Ordinances to Adopt and Appropriate Funds for Fiscal Year 2023 Operating and Capital Budget
May 10, 20222nd reading of Ordinances to Adopt and Appropriate Funds for Fiscal Year 2023 Operating and Capital Budget

Dates in italics are tentatively scheduled and are subject to change.

For More Information

For more information about the budget process, please email Budget Division staff or call 540-772-2073. To view previously adopted budgets, please see our Annual Fiscal Plan page.