Forsyth County Budget & Management

The Forsyth County Budget and Management Department is responsible for the preparation, administration, and compilation of the annual budget for all County services. Budget & Management is a support department for the County Manager’s Office.

Specific activities include:

  • Expenditure and revenue forecasting;
  • Assistance and advise to departments regarding budget requests and amendments;
  • Analyze all budget requests and preparation of the County Manager’s annual recommended budget;
  • Preparation of the recommended and approved operating budget presentations and documents;
  • Prepare and update the County’s multi-year capital improvement plan;
  • Management of non-profit and outside agency budget requests and administration of funding; and,
  • Perform management analysis and program evaluation for the County Manager, Board of County Commissioners, and County departments.

On May 25, 2017, the Board of Commissioners approved the FY 2018 Budget by a vote of 7-0.

The FY18 Adopted Budget includes a tax rate of 72.35 cents. This is a revaluation year where property values are adjusted every four years to ensure that all property bears its fair share of the tax burden. The adopted tax rate of 72.35 cents is the tax rate that would provide the same amount of revenue as the current fiscal year, plus an increase of 2.9 cents to pay for the $430 million bond referendum passed in November 2016. In fact, of the 72.35 cents, 4.51 cents is dedicated to an Education Debt Leveling Plan for bonds passed in 2006 and 2008 and 0.57 cents is dedicated to the Library Debt Leveling Plan for bonds passed in 2010.

Two Fire Tax District rates were adjusted as well in the FY 2018 Adopted Budget, including:

  • Beesons Crossroads
  • Horneytown

To see the FY18 Adopted Budget including Alternate Service Level information in its entirety, click on Adopted Budgets under the Budget & Management Department page of our website.

The FY 2018 Adopted Budget can be found at any of the Forsyth County Public Library Branches as well as in the Budget and Management Office and the Clerk to the Board's office on the 5th floor of the Forsyth County Government Center.

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