Budget

FY23 Budget

FY23 Approved Budget:  On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, the Mayor and Commission approved the budget for the fiscal year 2023 (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023) 

The official approved budget document will be added to this page when it becomes available in July. Until the official budget document is available, residents can view the agenda item from the June 7, 2022 meeting:


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FY22 Approved Budget:  On Tuesday, June 15, 2021, the Mayor and Commission approved the budget for the fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022)   

Developing Budgets

The annual operating and capital budget is the financial plan for raising revenues and expending funds for all Athens-Clarke County departments, offices, and constitutional officials. The budget year begins on July 1. In advance of the beginning of the fiscal year, departments and constitutional officials submit operating and capital budget requests for review by the Manager and the Mayor. The Mayor submits a recommended budget to the Commission for review no later than April 30 each year. The Commission reviews the Mayor’s Recommended Budget and can make any adjustments necessary prior to adopting the budget in June. 

The Annual Budget and Budget in Brief can be viewed online or at the Clerk of Commission’s Office, Room 204 of City Hall, or at the Athens Regional Library on Baxter Street. 

Budgets for previous years can be found in the Financial Reports section.

Each year, the Budget Division also prepares a report comparing property taxes for Athens-Clarke County, contiguous counties, and counties of similar size.