Budget Development

Fiscal Year 2019 to 2020 Budget Documents

About the Fiscal Year 2019 to 2020 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 2019 to 2020 fiscal year budget has begun with work sessions with the Board of Supervisors occurring in September 2018 and will continue through April 2019. The capital portion of the budget was proposed on January 22, 2019 and the operating portion will be proposed on March 12, 2019. 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.

Additional Information

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

Important Dates & Presentations from the Fiscal Year 2019 to 2020 Budget Development Process

DatesTopic
September 11, 2018Consent agenda of the Board of Supervisors to approve Fiscal Year 2019 to 2020 Budget Development Calendar (PDF)
September 25, 2018Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Fiscal Year 2017 to 2018 Preliminary and Unaudited Year-End Overview (PDF)
November 7, 2018Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Fire and Rescue Department Staffing (PDF)
November 20, 2018Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Update (PDF)
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Communications / Information Technology Structural Organization (PDF)
December 4, 2018Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to discuss Fiscal Year 2019 Reassessment and Regional Economic Conditions (PDF)
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Cityworks Permit Management System (PDF)
December 18, 2018Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to review Fiscal Year 2017 to 2018 Audit Results
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss CORTRAN (PDF)
January 8, 2019Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss County Financial Policies
January 22, 2019Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to propose the County Administrator's Fiscal Year 2020 - Fiscal Year 2029 CIP (PDF)
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to review Fiscal Year 2019 Mid-Year Revenue and Expenditure Updates (PDF)
February 12, 2019Work session with Board of Supervisors to discuss Fiscal Year 2019 to 2020 Revenue Outlook; County Fees and Charges Compendium (PDF)
February 26, 2019Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss the Fiscal Year 2020 to 2029 Capital Improvement Program (PDF)
March 12, 2019Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to propose the County Administrator's Fiscal Year 2019 to 2020 Operating Budget (PDF)
March 26, 2019Public Hearing on Effective Tax Rate if necessary and on adopting Maximum Tax Rates
Work session with Board of Supervisors to discuss Fiscal Year 2019 to 2020 Total Compensation; Outside Agencies; CORTRAN (PDF)
April 9, 2019Public Hearing to Adopt Tax Rates and on Operating and Capital Budgets
Work session with Board of Supervisors to review Fiscal Year 2019 to 2020 Departmental Budgets; Outside Agencies (PDF)
April 23, 2019Work session with Board of Supervisors to review Fiscal Year 2019 to 2020 Other Fund Operating Budgets, Internal Service Fund Budgets, Fees and Charges for Services, and Potential Changes to the Proposed Fiscal Year 2019 to 2020 Operating Budget (PDF)
May 14, 2019Public Hearing on County Operating Budget and Capital Budgets
1st Reading of Ordinance to Adopt and Appropriate Funds Fiscal Year 2020 Operating and Capital Budget
May 28, 20192nd Reading of Ordinance to Adopt and Appropriate Funds Fiscal Year 2020 Operating and Capital Budget


For More Information

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