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The Operating Budget

The Finance department is responsible for producing, monitoring, and reporting the City’s annual operating budget.  The City of Fulshear operates a fiscal year beginning October 1 through September 30 annually.

Each spring, the staff begin the annual process to determine the needs of the city.  The requests are based on the programs and priorities that the city council has discussed or committed to in the past.  A recommended budget is formed based on the projected revenue and submitted to the citizens and the city council.  After input from the public and the staff the council has the opportunity to revise the budget to conform to its objectives.

Public hearings regarding the budget and tax rate are held in August/September and are open to the public.  The city budget contains several different funds with the largest being the general fund which is used for general government services that do not need to be accounted for separately.  Examples of general government services include public safety, street maintenance, and administrative activities. 

Once adopted, the budget takes effect on the first of the fiscal year (October 1) and any major changes must be approved by the city council.  Copies of the budget are available for review or purchase in the finance department or you may download a copy by clicking the link below. 

The department is also responsible for the financial planning and management of the capital improvements project fund.  

FY 2017 Budget
FY 2016 Budget
FY 2015 Budget
FY 2014 Budget
FY 2013 Budget