City Budget & Finance

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The City of Harrisonburg operates on a fiscal year from July 1 to June 30.

Each year the City Manager prepares the budget using input from department directors. The City Manager then presents the proposed budget to City Council for approval. 

The Harrisonburg City Code requires a proposed balanced budget to be submitted to City Council at least 60 days (by April 30) before the end of each fiscal year.

Before City Council adopts the budget, two public hearings must be held to receive input from the community.  City Code also states that the budget must be adopted at least 30 days (by May 30) before the end of the fiscal year.

Both proposed and adopted budgets are public documents and are available to citizens for review. 

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City Budgets

City Manager’s FY 2021-2022 Proposed Budget Presentation [846KB]

Proposed Budget in Brief FY 2021-2022 [44MB]

Proposed Budget FY 2021-2022 [819KB]

Community Contributions Funding Recommendations FY 2021-2022 [17KB]



2021 Adopted Budget [902KB]

2021 Budget in Brief [4.1MB] - a summary and breakdown of the highlights of the adopted budget


2021 Proposed Budget [1MB] 

2020 Adopted Budget [994KB]

2020 Budget in Brief [8.6MB] - a summary and breakdown of the highlights of the adopted budget

2020 Proposed Budget [1.27MB]

2019 Adopted Budget [928KB]

2019 Budget in Brief [18MB] - a summary and breakdown of the highlights of the adopted budget

2019 Proposed Budget [886KB]

2018 Adopted Budget [939KB]

2018 Proposed Budget [916KB]

2017 Adopted Budget [738KB]

2017 Proposed Budget [815KB]

2016 Adopted Budget [714KB]

2016 Proposed Budget [900KB]

2015 Adopted Budget [693KB]

2015 Proposed Budget [823KB]

2014 Adopted Budget [742KB]

2014 Proposed Budget [727KB]

2013 Adopted Budget [612KB]

2013 Proposed Budget [641KB]

2012 Adopted Budget [1MB]

2012 Proposed Budget [7.7MB]

2011 Adopted Budget [5.8MB]

2011 Proposed Budget [816KB]

2010 Adopted Budget [1.8MB]

2010 Proposed Budget [6.4MB]




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