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County Budget

County Budget

The Boulder County Commissioners will hold public meetings with the Office of Financial Management (OFM) staff from September to November (2020) to consider 2021 budget requests from county departments and offices. The public is invited to participate in the formation of the 2021 Boulder County Budget (read the public announcement for details).

Members of the public are invited to attend the meetings (virtually) through the Open Meeting Portal.

Budget meetings and public hearing schedule (all meetings are virtual):

  • Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 – 1 p.m. – County Administrator and Capital Budget Presentations (CEF,CAP) (Public meeting – no public testimony)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 – 1 p.m. – 2021 Recommended Budget Presentation by the Budget Officer (Public meeting – no public testimony)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 – 3 p.m. – 2021 Recommended Budget: Public Hearing (Public testimony will be taken* and BOCC will take action on 2021 Employee Benefits at this hearing)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 – 2 p.m. – Budget Work Session (Public meeting – no public testimony)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 – 2 p.m. – 2021 Budget Adoption (Public meeting – no public testimony)

*Public comments may also be submitted using the 2021 Budget Public Comment Form; or by mail to: Boulder County Commissioners’ Office, P.O. Box 471, Boulder, CO 80306.

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 for our youngest and oldest residents, and working together to create visionary open space and land use policies.


Property Taxes

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

Boulder County’s collection of property taxes represents roughly 26 percent of a property owner’s total average property tax bill. Other taxing entities that receive property tax revenues include (from 2019 data):

  • School Districts (55%)
  • Boulder County Government (26%)
  • Cities & Towns (11%)
  • Special Districts (8%)

Sales & Use Taxes

Boulder County’s Sales & Use taxes page.

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

Current expenditure budget:

2020 Budget Expenditures

  • Public Safety & Judicial
  • Transportation
  • Health & Welfare
  • General Government
  • Debt Services
  • Flood Recovery
  • Capital Expenditures
  • Conservation & Sustainability

Where do my property taxes go?

Property Tax Distribution

  • Boulder County Government
  • School Districts
  • Cities & Towns
  • All Other Taxing Districts (e.g., water districts, utility districts, fire districts, etc.)

Contact Us

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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Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F

Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306