County Budgets

Annual Operating Budget

The County operates under an balanced budget each fiscal year, from July 1 through June 30, per North Carolina statute. The County's Annual Operating Budget estimates the total value of resources required to perform County operations. The Annual Operating Budget also sets tax rates and fee schedules for the fiscal year.

In May, the County Manager recommends an Annual Operating Budget for the next fiscal year to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). The BOCC conducts public hearings and work sessions, and may amend the Recommended Budget, before approving a final budget in June.

FY 2021-22 (Next Year)

FY 2020-21 (Current Year)

Prior Years

Capital Investment Plan (CIP)

The County’s Capital Investment Plan (CIP) serves as an annual planning tool to forecast long-range future capital needs for both school districts and the County. This plan examines infrastructure and equipment needs, provides a planning schedule, and identifies available financing options for the next five years. The first year budget of the CIP is adopted in June with the County's Annual Operating Budget, linking the County’s strategic plans and its annual budget. The CIP contains County capital project budgets and narratives; school systems’ project budgets and narratives; and supplemental materials and presentations.

FY 2021-26 (Next Year)

FY 2020-25 (Current Year)

Prior Years

Proposed Budget Amendments

Each May, the County Manager presents a Recommended Budget for the next fiscal year to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). In considering the Recommended Budget, the BOCC conducts multiple public hearings and budget work sessions. During these sessions, Commissioners and staff may propose to amend the budget as it was presented by the Manager. 

Amendments to the Recommended Budget are subsequently voted on by the BOCC at the last work session prior to anticipated budget adoption. A final budget is approved by the BOCC each June.

County Commissioners may propose amendments to the County Manager’s Recommended Budget. A list of amendments are available at the following link and are added as each become available:

This list is updated as amendments are proposed or as supplemental information becomes available. Amendments which pass are subsequently incorporated into the full budget proposal to be considered for passage by the BOCC.

Note: Please note these amendments pertain only to the next fiscal year's Manager Recommended Budget proposal. For amendments to the current fiscal year's Commissioner Approved Budget, please review adopted Budget Amendments in the Ordinances section of BOCC's document management portal.

Supplemental Documents

View supplemental documents for the budget development process: