County Budget

Sherburne County welcomes input from residents. Please direct any comments or suggestions on the County Budget Process to County Administrator Bruce Messelt.

Sherburne County is committed to transparency in its budgeting and spending processes. We are providing an interactive tool that allows the public to review County financial data in various graphic formats. Users can search, sort and download the data.

We intend to provide new data each year, giving the public a multi-year snapshot of revenue and expenditure trends.

See that data at the Sherburne County OpenGov website.

2023 Preliminary Levy

On September 20, 2022, the County Board of Commissioners approved a preliminary levy of $58,726,368. This represents a 6.99% increase from the 2022 certified levy. The County Board will be voting to approve the final certified budget and levy in December. They can reduce the levy prior to then, but it cannot be above the approved preliminary levy amount. 

The 2023 Levy Summary Memo from the County Administrator can be found here.

The 2023 budget allows Sherburne County to continue to focus on our countywide strategic priorities:

  • Strengthen our healthy, safe, and livable community
  • Promote active economic growth
  • Foster appropriate partnerships and maintain an informed public
  • Promote fiscally responsible government to guarantee the public trust.
  • Foster organizational excellence 

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View the most recent budget as well as previous years' documents.

Process Timeline

  • April
    Preliminary Budget Discussion with the Board and Departments receive budget packets
  • June
    Departments plan and prepare their budget proposals and make budget requests
  • July
    Budget proposals due to County Administration
  • August
    County Board workshops to review preliminary departmental budgets including technology and staffing requests with department heads
  • September
    Board of Commissioners review Administration recommendation and adopts preliminary budget
  • October through December
    Receive input and feedback from the public on budget proposal
  • December
    Hold the Truth-in-Taxation public hearing to discuss the budget and pass the final budget and levy for adoption

Process Timeline (JPG)

County budget process timeline that goes through monthly steps