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 15, 2014, J. Dudley Watts, Jr., County Manager of Forsyth County presented the FY 2014-2015 Recommended Budget to the Board of County Commissioners. The recommended budget continues the theme of maintaining service levels while maximizing efficiency with as little impact to the citizenry as possible.

The recommended budget includes a tax rate of 71.68 cents which is the current rate. Of the proposed 71.68 cent tax rate, 4.51 cents is dedicated to two Education Debt Leveling Plans. Information about the Education Debt Leveling Plans and how Forsyth County uses North Carolina Education Lottery Funds can be found on the Budget & Management Department’s “Learn About…” page.

Sales Taxes are projected at a 3% increase based on overall expected economic activity for the County and an expanded base. The growth projections are within the range anticipated by State consensus projections.

To see the County Manager’s FY 2015 proposed budget including Alternate Service Level information in its entirety, please visit the Preliminary Budget page of our website.

Digital copies of the FY 2015 Manager’s Proposed Budget can be found at any of the Forsyth County Public Library Branches. A hard copy of the Preliminary document is located in the Clerk to the Board's office on the 5th floor of the Forsyth County Government Center.

The County Manager is scheduled to provide a detailed presentation of the budget on May 22nd and the Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 27th at 6:00 pm during the regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners.

Thank you for your interest in Forsyth County, North Carolina.


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