Developing Budgets

The annual operating and capital budgets are the financial plans for raising revenues and expending funds for Athens-Clarke County departments and appointed and constitutional officials. The budget year begins on July 1. In advance of the beginning of the fiscal year, operating and capital budget requests are submitted 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 changes prior to adopting the budget in June. 

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.

FY24 Approved Budget:  On Tuesday, June 6, 2023, the Mayor and Commission approved the budget for the fiscal year 2024 (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024) 

FY24 Budget in Brief

FY24 Annual Operating & Capital Budget

FY25 Budget Process: Dates, times and locations of public budget meetings will be posted as those dates draw near. Below is a document listing the key dates of the FY25 Budget Process.

FY25 Budget Process Key Dates