County Budget

County Budget

2024 Budget

Current Year’s Budget

2024 Boulder County Budget Book – OpenGov

Budget Summary

2024 Boulder County Budget Summary – Printable PDF
2024 Boulder County Budget Summary – OpenGov (online)

The final 2024 Boulder County Budget was adopted by the Boulder County Commissioners on December 5, 2023.

Budget Process

At a public meeting on October 10, 2023, the Office of Financial Management presented the 2024 Recommended Budget to the Boulder County Commissioners. The following budget information was provided:

These decision-making tools should not be viewed as final budget documents.

A public hearing was held on October 24, 2023. Members of the public had the opportunity to share comments before and during the public hearing. The Office of Financial Management made a presentation to the commissioners during the hearing.

Mill Levy and Property Tax

In 2023, the commissioners worked to develop a budget that limited the increase in the county’s revenue from property taxes, culminating in a decision to limit revenue growth to 5.5%.

Boulder County held a business meeting on January 9, 2024 to certify the Boulder County Government’s mill levy.

Sign up to receive the commissioners’ Advance Agenda for meeting details. Business meetings can be attended online, by phone, or in-person, but there is no opportunity for public comment. Written comments can be sent to

The Boulder County Treasurer’s Office calculated property tax using the mill levies from all 135 taxing entities and sent out property tax notices in late January. Find out more about how tax is calculated.

Previous Years’ Information

Budget Books

2023 Book – OpenGov 2022 Book 2021 Book 2020 Book

Budget Summaries

2023 Summary 2022 Summary 2021 Summary 2020 Summary

Annual Budget

Boulder County government assumes a variety of roles and carries out core responsibilities in order to help foster a vibrant, healthy, and active community.

Our annual budget process allows for the careful allocation of tax dollars to help with important county functions such as maintaining our well-traveled roads, conducting law and public safety services, providing housing counseling and nutrition assistance for our youngest and oldest residents, and working together to create visionary open space and land use policies.


Property Taxes

The Treasurer’s Office collects taxes for all taxing districts in the county, including Boulder County government, school districts, cities, fire districts, water and sanitation districts, and other special districts, and distributes the monies to those districts.

Boulder County’s collection of property taxes represents roughly 26 percent of a property owner’s total average property tax bill. Other taxing entities that receive property tax revenues include (from 2024 data):

  • School Districts (55%)
  • Boulder County Government (23%)
  • Cities & Towns (11%)

Sales & Use Taxes

Consult Boulder County’s Sales & Use taxes page for all details.

Interested in learning more about Financial Reporting for Boulder County? Visit our Financial Reporting page.

Current expenditure budget

Where do my property taxes go?

Contact Us


720-564-2718 (fax)


Office of Financial Management:
Courthouse West Wing 1st Floor,
2020 13th St.
Boulder, Colorado 80302
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Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306-0471