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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.

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​2021-22 City of Phoenix Budget Process​​

​In April, virtual community budget hearings were held to gather input ​on the 2021-22 Trial Budget. Click here to watch the hearing videos and view community feedback.​​

On March 16, the 2021-22 Trial Budget and 2021-26 Preliminary Capital Improvement Program were presented to the City Council and community. The proposed balanced budget is an important step in the City's Zero-Based Budget development process. Community input is a valuable part of the process in developing the final budget. 

The 2021-22 Proposed Budget was presented to City Council on May 4 and was approved on May 18. The 2021-22 Tentative Budget Adoption was approved by City Council on June 2. The Final Budget Adoption was approved on June 16 and the Property Tax Levy Adoption is scheduled for ​Council approval on July 1.​  

​2021-22 City Council Budget Decision (PDF)
​2021-22 City Manager's ​Trial Budget (PDF)
2021-26 Preliminary Capital Improvement Program (PDF)
2021-26 General Fund Five Year Forecast (PDF)


2020-21 City of Phoenix Adopted Budget

Phoenix City Charter requires a balanced budget each year. The final 2020-21 balanced budget was approved by City Council June 17, 2020. The Property Tax Adoption was approved by Council July 1, 2020. View the Final Budget Adoption Forms.

City Manager's Final Budget Adopti​on 2020-​21 (PDF)​​​​
Capital Improvement Program 2020-25 (PDF)​


​Budget Calendar



Budget Adoption: 2021-22 Property Tax Levy Ordinance Adoptionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/3858Budget Adoption: 2021-22 Property Tax Levy Ordinance AdoptionPhoenix Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.7/1/2021 9:30:00 PM7/2/2021 12:00:00 AMGP0|#b8191dab-1b37-4552-a2cc-bb0cb05f34f5;L0|#0b8191dab-1b37-4552-a2cc-bb0cb05f34f5|Budget & Research;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b 2021-22 Property Tax Levy Ordinance Adoption. For more information, please visit the B​​udget and Research Department's website at www.phoenix.gov/budget . ​ Visit the About City Council Meetings webpage for more information. Agendas will be available at the City Council Meeting and Packet Information webpage at least 24 hours before the meeting. Meetings are also aired live on Phoenix Channel​ 11 and online at ​ phoenix.gov/phxtv . ​ *** End times are approximate. ***​

FundPHX digital ad 

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 will be available in early fall with the 2021-22 adopted budget in both English and Spanish and will give residents an opportunity to try their hand at balancing the City's $1.6 billion General Fund operating budget. It will also allow residents to provide feedback on current funding levels and share community priorities with staff. Information collected in the tool from residents will be shared regularly with City Council so it can help guide development of the 2022-23 operating budget.

Use the Playlist menu (upper left corner of video) to watch a specific Budget Hearing video.

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  • Maintain high bond ratings
  • Prioritize funding plans for critical infrastructure
  • Provide accurate and reliable forecasting
  • Maintain a transparent financial environment


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  • Expand community engagement effort to involve and educate the public on the budget process.  
  • Continue to improve economic forecasting by consulting with UofA which coordinates the State Forecasting Project.

Budget Timeline


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. ​

Budget Ordinances, Summary Schedules & State Forms

Estimate of Revenue & Expenses (State Forms)

Budget Guide

Learn how City operations are funded and how tax dollars are spent. Explore all the City programs and services.     

Community Budget Guide (English PDF)Community Budget Guide (Spanish PDF)Citywide Inventory of Programs (PDF)

​Frequently Asked Questions