Budget Development

Fiscal Year 2020 to 2021 Budget Documents

About the Fiscal Year 2021 to 2022 Budget Process

Budget preparation is a year-long process of gathering information, analyzing data, and working with departments to understand upcoming needs. Development of the 2020 to 2021 fiscal year budget has begun with work sessions with the Board of Supervisors occurring in September 2019 and will continue through April 2020. The capital portion of the budget will be proposed on January 26, 2021 and the operating portion will be proposed on March 9, 2021. 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 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.

Additional Information

For questions about the budget process, please email Management and Budget staff or call 540-772-2073. Please send us your comments and suggestions!

Important Dates & Presentations from the Fiscal Year 2021 to 2022 Budget Development Process

DatesTopic
September 8, 2020Consent agenda of the Board of Supervisors to approve Fiscal Year 2021 - 2022 Budget Development Calendar (PDF)
September 22, 2020Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Fiscal Year 2019 - 2020 Preliminary and Unaudited Year-End Overview (PDF)
October 20, 2020
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Capital Project Status Update
November 4, 2020Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Review of Fiscal Year 2020-2021 First Quarter Revenue & Expenditure Update
December 1, 2020Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to discuss 2021 Assessment
Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to review Fiscal Year 2019 - 2020 Audit Results
January 12, 2021
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss County Financial Policies Review - if necessary
January 26, 2021Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to propose the County Administrator’s Fiscal Year 2022 - Fiscal Year 2031 CIP
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to review Fiscal Year 2021 Mid-Year Revenue and Expenditure Updates. Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget Issues
February 9, 2021Work session with Board of Supervisors to discuss Fiscal Year 2021 - 2022 Revenue Outlook; County Fees and Charges Compendium
February 23, 2021Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss the Fiscal Year 2022 - 2031 Capital Improvement Program, Capital Projects Status Update
March 9, 2021Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to propose the County Administrator’s Fiscal Year 2021 - 2022 Operating Budget
March 23, 2021Public Hearing on Effective Tax Rate if necessary and on adopting Maximum Tax Rates
Work session with Board of Supervisors to discuss Fiscal Year 2021 - 2022 Budget
April 13, 2021Public Hearing to Adopt FY 2020- FY 2021 Tax Rates
Public Hearing on Operating and Capital Budgets (first of two)
Work session with Board of Supervisors to discuss Fiscal Year 2021 - 2022 Budget
April 27, 2021
Public Hearing on Operating and Capital Budgets (second of two)
1st reading of Ordinances to Adopt and Appropriate Funds for Fiscal Year 2022 Operating and Capital Budget
May 11, 2021
2nd reading of Ordinances to Adopt and Appropriate Funds for Fiscal Year 2022 Operating and Capital Budget

Dates in italics are tentatively scheduled and are subject to change.

For More Information

For more information about the budget process, please email Management and Budget staff or call 540-772-2073. To view previously adopted budgets, please see our Annual Fiscal Plan page.