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FY 2018-2019 Budget Documents
Adopted FY 2018-2019 Annual Fiscal Plan
Adopted FY 2019 - FY 2028 Capital Improvement Program

About the FY 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 fiscal year budget has begun with work sessions with the Board of Supervisors occurring in September 2018 and will continue through April 2019. The capital portion of the budget will be proposed on January 22, 2019 and the operating portion will be proposed on March 12, 2019. 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.

For questions about the budget process, please contact the Management and Budget staff at (540) 772-2073. 

Important Dates & Presentations from the FY 2019-2020 Budget Development Process

 Dates Topic
 September 11, 2018
Consent agenda of the Board of Supervisors to approve FY 2019-2020 Budget Development Calendar
 September 25, 2018
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss FY 2017-2018 Preliminary and Unaudited Year-End Overview
 November 7, 2018
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Fire & Rescue Department Staffing
 November 20, 2018
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Update

Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Communications / Information Technology Structural Organization
 December 4, 2018
Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to discuss FY 2019 Reassessment and Regional Economic Conditions

Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Cityworks Permit Management System
 December 18, 2018
Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to review FY 2017-2018 Audit Results

Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss CORTRAN
 January 8, 2019
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss County Financial Policies (if necessary)
 January 22, 2019
Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to propose the County Administrator's FY 2020 - FY 2029 CIP

Work session with the Board of Supervisors to review FY 2019 Mid-Year Revenue and Expenditure Updates; Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget Issues
 February 12, 2019 Work session with Board of Supervisors to discuss FY 2019-2020 Revenue Outlook; County Fees & Charges Compendium
 February 26, 2019
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss the FY 2020-2029 Capital Improvement Program
 March 12, 2019 Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to propose the County Administrator's FY 2019-2020 Operating Budget
 March 26, 2019 Public Hearing on Effective Tax Rate if necessary and on adopting Maximum Tax Rates

Work session with Board of Supervisors to discuss FY 2019-2020 Total Compensation; Outside Agencies; Revenue (if necessary)
 April 9, 2019
Public Hearing to Adopt Tax Rates and on Operating and Capital Budgets

Work session with Board of Supervisors to review FY 2019-2020 Departmental Budgets and Other General Fund Budgets
 April 23, 2019
Work session with Board of Supervisors to review FY 2019-2020 Operating Budget, Schools Budget, FY 2020-2029 Capital Improvement Program, Debt, and Other Follow-UP Items
 May 14, 2019 Public Hearing on County Operating Budget and Capital Budgets

1st Reading of Ordinance to Adopt and Appropriate Funds FY 2020 Operating and Capital Budget
 May 28, 2019
2nd Reading of Ordinance to Adopt and Appropriate Funds FY 2020 Operating and Capital Budget


For More Information
For more information about the budget process, contact the Management and Budget staff at (540) 772-2073. To view previously adopted budgets, please see our Annual Fiscal Plan page.


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