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 elderly nutrition assistance, and working together to create visionary open space and land use policies.

2018 Budget

The Boulder County Commissioners held a series of public meetings and hearings this fall to consider 2018 budget requests from county department heads and elected officials. The final 2018 Budget was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

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

2018 Budget

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 retains a little more than one-quarter of all property taxes. Property taxes are distributed as follows (also, see chart below):

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

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