County Budget

Boulder County Annual Budget

Boulder County government assumes a variety of roles and carries out core responsibilities in order to help foster a vibrant, healthy and active community. Our annual budget process allows for the careful allocation of tax dollars to help with important county functions such as maintaining our well-traveled roads, conducting law and public safety services, providing housing counseling and nutrition assistance, and working together to create visionary open space and land use policies.

2017 Budget Requests

The Boulder County Commissioners held a series of public meetings in September to consider 2017 budget requests from county department heads and elected officials.

The Budget Office presented a Recommended 2017 Budget to the Board of County Commissioners on Oct. 13.

The public is invited to comment on the 2017 Recommended Budget at a public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. or by completing a budget comment form (which will be emailed to the County Commissioners).

Calendar of Public Budget Meetings & Hearings

2016 Budget

  • 2016 Budget (Full 2016 Budget Book)
  • 2016 Budget in Brief (Quick Summary of Revenues & Expenditures)
  • Certification of 2016 Boulder County Mill Levy

    Interested in learning more about Financial Reporting for Boulder County? Visit our Financial Reporting page.

    Property Tax Revenue (by taxing districts)

    Boulder County collects taxes for all taxing districts in the county, including school districts, cities, fire districts, water and sanitation districts, and other special districts, and distributes the monies to those districts.

    Boulder County retains a little more than one-quarter (26% for 2016) of total property taxes collected.

    The remainder goes to:
    • School Districts (55%)
    • Cities & Towns (12%) 
    • Special Districts (7%) such as water, fire protection & sanitation

    Public budget meetings and hearings by elected office and department are held each fall from October to November. For a list of hearing times and dates, contact the Budget Office. By state statute, the Board of County Commissioners must approve an annual budget by Dec. 15 for the next calendar year.

    Past Year's Budget Briefs:

  • Contacts

    Budget Office
    303-441-4506 (main)
    303-441-4525 (fax)
    Boulder County Courthouse
    West Wing
    2020 13th Street
    Boulder, CO 80302
    Map & Directions

    Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F
    Mailing Address
    PO Box 471
    Boulder, CO 80306