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City Budget & Finance

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

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]


Budget Survey Results:

While city staff worked on the budget, community members were invited to participate in a new aspect of this year’s budget preparation process through a survey that was posted to Be Heard Harrisonburg.

There were 121 people who started the survey and from that number, 69 participants completed the survey.

View the recommendations from members of the community:
PDF icon[344KB] Results from Budget Survey



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