Budget Process

Henrico County’s budget process involves reviews of current County finances, local and regional economic conditions, major program changes, and wage and price levels. The review of current County finances covers such specifics as building permits, tax assessments, business license records, sales taxes as affected by retail sales, and mandatory increases in County government contributions to social security for its employees. The questions that are asked in this review are aimed at acquiring relevant financial information that will set the broad limits of budgetary possibilities. From a policy viewpoint, the basic question is whether current finances support the necessary budgetary outlays.

Throughout the Fiscal Year:
Funds can be transferred between departments within any fund.
Amendments to the budget requires Board Approval.

Month Activity
August/ September Estimate of revenues begin
October Target allocation set for each department
November “Call for Estimates” allows departments to prepare their budget requests.
November/ December Financial Trend Monitoring System Trends document updated.
December Departments submit their budgets for review
January The OMB reviews each department’s budget and makes recommendations to the County Manager.
February Executive Review. Committee holds hearings to discuss budget submissions. The OMB finalizes recommendations.
March Proposed Budget recommended to Board of Supervisors.
April Budget Public Hearing. Annual Fiscal Plan adopted. Tax levies set for the next Calendar Year.
May Annual Fiscal Plan – Compiled, Published, Distributed.
June Funding appropriated for the next Annual Fiscal Plan.
July The new fiscal year begins July 1.

Contact Us


(804) 501-5580

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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