County Budget
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County Budget

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 Tax Revenue

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. The State of Colorado collects sales tax revenue.

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%)

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

Current expenditure budget:

2019 Budget Expenditures

  • Public Safety/Judicial
  • Transportation & Capital Building Projects
  • Health & Human Services / Economic Development
  • General Government
  • Debt Services
  • 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)
Email

Location

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