Financial Excellence. The Budget & Research Department is committed to maintaining a fiscally sound and sustainable financial plan and budget that reflects community values and resident priorities.
Phoenix City Charter requires a balanced budget each year. The final balanced budget was approved by City Council on
June 17. The Property Tax Adoption was approved by Council on July 1. View the
Final Budget Adoption Forms.
Community input is a valuable part of the budget process. Residents may submit comments by completing a Budget Feedback Form or by calling Budget and Research Department at (602) 262-4800. View the Community Budget Feedback Summaries.
Budget Feedback Form
FundPHX is an online tool that was launched in January 2020 designed to educate and engage the public in the city's annual budget process. The tool is available in both English and Spanish. The tool gives residents an opportunity to try their hand at balancing the city's $1.5 billion General Fund operating budget, provide feedback on current funding levels and share community priorities with staff. During the budget adoption process we received over 186 submittals and the tool received over 1,900 interactive page views. This year we plan to launch FundPHX even earlier in the year to give residents even more time to communicate their preferences and priorities to staff and City Council. It is anticipated that residents will be able to provide feedback via FundPHX again starting in November to support the upcoming 2021-22 budget development process.
Use the Playlist menu (upper left corner of video) to watch a specific Budget Hearing video.
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August-February: Revenue and expenditure estimates are updated.
April: Public budget hearings are held and input is provided to Council.
May: City Manager's Budget presented and Council provides policy guidance.
June: Tentative and Final budgets are presented to Council and the 5-year Capital Improvement Program is adopted.
July: Council adopts the property tax rates and property tax levies specified in the budget.
Learn how City operations are funded and how tax dollars are spent. Explore all the City programs and services.
City Council MeetingsFinancePhoenix CheckbookPublic Record Requests
See List of Budget Awards
Community Budget Hearings (PDF) (FUTURE)
Balancing Act Graphic and link (FUTURE)
Learn how the budget is prepared annually and how to get involved in the budget process.