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While budget preparation is generally a year-long process, the most pertinent information starts to come together in January or early February of each year, and continues until a budget for the upcoming fiscal year is approved by the Board of Supervisors in June. By state law, localities like Roanoke County must approve a balanced budget by June 30.



A locality’s budget is a document that projects a county’s revenues and expenses for the upcoming year to ensure that the local government can cover costs. The process Roanoke County undertakes to develop a balanced budget for the upcoming year is dependent on many factors that include – but are not limited to - County expenditures (expenses ie: fuel, building maintenance, employee salaries, etc), local tax revenue collection, citizens' expectations for continued service levels, funding for Roanoke County Public Schools, and funding from the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Throughout Roanoke County’s budget process, the Roanoke County’s Board of Supervisors and staff will hold several public work sessions as well as public hearings to gather citizen input before the budget's final adoption. In addition, citizens can send ideas to Roanoke County Management and Budget staff at any time by using our online Budget Comments and Suggestions Form.

For questions about the budget process, please contact the Management and Budget staff at (540) 772-2021. To view previously adopted budgets, please see our Annual Fiscal Plan page.


Budget Presentations Summaries and Information
Summary of budget deliberations and budget documents presented to the Board of Supervisors will be posted here as they become available.

April 8, 2014 Board of Supervisors Work Session
The Board of Supervisors reviewed the proposed CORTRAN budget for FY2014-2015, and received the County Administrator's proposed County FY2014-2015 budget.

March 25, 2014 Board of Supervisors Work Session
The Board of Supervisors received a budget update from County staff members and discussed the renewal of employee disability insurance for fiscal year 2014-2015.

March 18, 2014 Board of Supervisors Work Session
The Board discussed employee insurance benefits and wages for FY2014-2015 and also received a budget developement update from staff.

March 11, 2014 Board of Supervisors Work Session
The Board received a briefing on the County's debt structure from staff and also heard funding requests from a variety of human services and cultural agencies.

February 25, 2014 Board of Supervisors Work Session
The Board receives a draft report on fiscal year 2015-2019 capital improvements from the CIP Citizen Review Committee.

February 11, 2014 Board of Supervisors Work Session
Management and Budget staff presented a long-range financial forecast to the Board.

January 28, 2014 Board of Supervisors Work Session
Management and Budget staff presented an overview of the budget development and discuss priority-based budgeting.


Important Budget Dates for FY2014-2015 Budget Development 
The dates below are tentative and subject to change. Due to the many factors that affect Roanoke County's budget development, the dates below may be changed and new dates may be added before the final budget presentation and approval.

 Dates Topic
February 11, 2014 Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss latest updates, Long-range forecast, and budget development calendar dates.
February 19, 2014 Joint work session with Roanoke County School Board.
February 25, 2014 Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss FY15-19 CIP Review Committee recommendations.
March 11, 2014 Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss budget preparation and CIP funding. Presentations for outside agency funding.
March 18, 2014  Hold for additional budget work session if necessary.
March 25, 2014 Public Hearing on advertised Tax Rates. Board to vote on adoption of Tax Rates for Real Estate, Personal Property, and Machinery and Tools.
 April 1, 2014 School Board budget scheduled for presentation to the Board of Supervisors. 
April 8, 2014 Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss the County Administrator's proposed budget with the Board of Supervisors.
April 22, 2014 Public Hearing on Proposed FY14-15 Budget and CIP. Adoption of School Board budget.
May 13, 2014 Board of Supervisors to hear First Reading of ordinance to appropriate funds for the FY14-15 Budget.
May 27, 2014 Board of Supervisors to hold Second Reading of ordinance to appropriate funds for FY14-15 Budget and vote to adopt the FY14-15 Budget.


For More Information
For more information about the budget process, contact the Management and Budget staff at (540) 772-2021. To view previously adopted budgets, please see our Annual Fiscal Plan page.