Annual Budget Process

Status: Continuously In Progress

The annual budget process consists of several months of presentations, hearings, and deliberations between DBM, County departments and offices, and Commissioners Court until final approval and adoption by Commissioners Court during the month of September. The County’s annual adopted budget is the primary financial planning tool used by Commissioners Court in order to carry out the financial obligations and affairs of the County.

Major Project Activities:

  • Conduct financial analysis, including revenue, expenditure, and fund balance analysis, using previous years’ data in order to determine recommended budget levels for all county departments/offices
  • Identify funding issues and priorities to be discussed with Commissioners Court during hearings and budget workshops
  • Prepare various types of financial reports in order to make recommendations to Commissioners Court during hearings and budget workshops
  • Draft preliminary budget document for Commissioners Court review and consideration
  • Finalize budget document for Commissioners Court approval and adoption during the month of September