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. 

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.

FY20 Approved Budget:  On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, the Mayor and Commission approved the budget for the fiscal year 2020 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020) 

FY20 Budget in Brief

FY20 Annual Operating & Capital Budget