Local Government Budget Process
Each year county commissioners, city councils, school boards, and special districts hold budget hearings to determine how many dollars will be needed for the following year’s operations. These hearings are usually held in September or October but may be held earlier. Check your local newspaper for the hearing dates. (See Budget & Finance for more information.)
Each taxing entity determines what revenues will be required to operate the entity during the coming fiscal year. The required revenues are then divided by the total assessed value to determine the tax rate/mill levy per entity.
Generally, properties are affected by several taxing entities. To determine the Tax Area for a specific property, please refer to the Assessment tab on Boulder County’s Property Search application.
Annual report showing the total assessed valuation for Boulder County
Each year, taxing entities are required to develop a budget for the upcoming year.
Mill Levy Changes
Detailed lists of changes in mill levies from year to year.