County Budget

Sherburne County welcomes input from residents. Please direct any comments or suggestions on the County Budget Process to Dan Weber, Assistant County Administrator.

2019 Budget

On Dec. 18, the County Board approved a 2019 budget of $95,099,651 that includes a levy of $48,235,236. This represents a 4.07% levy increase from the 2018 levy. Additionally, the County Board reduced the Regional Rail levy to $0 primarily due to the recent adoption of the Local Options Sales Tax. The net effect of both county levies reduces the 2019 combined levy increase to 0.99%.

The 2019 budget allows Sherburne County to continue to focus on our countywide strategic priorities:

  • Promoting Healthy, Safe and Livable Communities
  • Encouraging Economic Vitality
  • Enhance & Expand Partnerships While Creating an Informed Public
  • Continue to be Fiscally Prudent Stewards of the Public Trust
  • Foster Organizational Excellence


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