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August 31, 2017

Public invited to participate in the formation of the 2018 Boulder County Budget

Meetings are held in the Commissioners' Hearing Room, Downtown Courthouse, 3rd Floor, 1325 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colo. (Map) unless otherwise noted. Commissioners' meetings and hearings are webstreamed "live" and archived for viewing online. Public comments are taken at meetings designated as Public Hearings.

Members of the public are invited to attend budget request presentations for the 2018 budget beginning Sept. 7; A Recommended 2018 Budget will be presented in October

Boulder County, Colo. – The Boulder County Commissioners will hold public departmental budget request meetings in September – and a public hearing in October – to consider 2018 budget requests from county departments and elected offices. A schedule of all meetings is available on the budget calendar.*

Departmental Budget Request Presentations

Members of the public are invited to attend each department head’s or elected official’s budget presentation where they present 2018 budget expenditure requests:

  • Thursday, Sept. 7, 1-6 p.m. (Capital Requests, Countywide Projects, Health & Human Services) Fleet, Information Technology, Boulder County Building Services, Flood Recovery, Worthy Cause, Integrated Treatment Court, Emerald Ash Borer, Housing & Human Services
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1-5 p.m. (General Government, Conservation/Sustainability) Administrative Services, Board of County Commissioners, Treasurer, Clerk & Recorder, Land Use, Assessor, Surveyor, Parks & Open Space
  • Tuesday, Sept.19, 1-5 p.m. (Transportation, Public Safety/Judicial, Health & Human Services) Transportation, Sheriff, Non-Profit Emergency Groups, Coroner, District Attorney, Community Services, Public Health

Budget Meetings & Public Hearing

The Budget Office will present a Recommended 2018 Budget to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at a public meeting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10. The Recommended 2018 Budget will be posted on the Budget webpage.

The BOCC will then hold a public hearing 14 days after the recommended budget presentation in order to give residents time to review and comment on the proposed expenditures. The Public Hearing is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

The County Commissioners will conduct a 2018 Budget Work Session to consider all proposed budget items and provide funding directives to the Budget Office from2 -4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2. The public is invited to attend the work session, but no public testimony will be taken.

The final 2018 Budget will be adopted on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m.

Public comments may be submitted at any time by email to:; by mail to: Boulder County Commissioners’ Office, P.O. Box 471, Boulder, CO 80306; or by phone at: 303-441-3500.

Information about current and prior years’ budgets is available at

All meetings will take place in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room on the 3rd floor of the Boulder County Courthouse at 1325 Pearl St. in Boulder. The meetings will be webstreamed “live” and archived for future viewing at: