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

The final 2017 Budget was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. The full budget book will be posted in this space as soon as it is available.

2017 Budget Summary

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:


Budget Office
303-441-4506 (main)
303-441-4525 (fax)
Boulder County Courthouse
West Wing
2020 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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Boulder, CO 80306