The Annual Budget is comprised of three parts:  The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for capital expenses and identified projects, the General Fund budget which includes all department costs, and the Enterprise Funds budget which focuses on the sewer, stormwater, and water projects.

Capital Improvement Program
The first element of the budget to be developed is the Capital Improvement Program.  

This plan is approved by the City Council.  It contains projected financial expenditures and the revenues. It covers a 10-year span, planning for future projects and capital expenses.  This plan is organized by department and cost centers, similar to the Annual Budget, except for some areas such as Roadways, City Center, Open Space and Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements.  Each cost center, department or area is summarized by expenditure and revenue type, summarized by projects, and then detailed on an individual expense/project page.

General Fund FY2020 Budget
The fiscal year 2020 budget includes the General Fund (all city departments) and is approved by City Council prior to going to the voters on Town Meeting Day.

Enterprise Funds FY2020 Budget
The FY2020 Enterprise Funds budget includes wastewater, stormwater, and water projects. This budget also is approved by City Council prior to a public vote. 


In an effort to minimize expenses, the budget booklet is not automatically mailed.  The budget book is available here. If you would like a paper copy, you may either go to City Hall to obtain a budget book or call 846-4107 to have a book mailed to you.  This budget book also contains the School District's Budget.  The South Burlington School District is a separate political and fiscal entity from the City. 

There will be an annual City meeting with a public hearing held on Monday, March 4, 2019, at Tuttle Middle School, the eve of Town meeting Day.  The budget is adopted when approved by the voters. 

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