Dive Deep into the Budget

​An essential part of managing Larimer County is the ​development of the annual budget. The budget includes over $250 million in spending, which includes services ranging from elections to the landfill to the farmers' market. To help residents better understand how it is created, the Budget Office has created a new tool to gather feedback and help you understand what it takes to create a balanced budget.

Build YOUR version of the Larimer County Budget

Larimer County Budget

 

 

Allocate Federal Stimulus Funding

​The American Rescue Plan Act allocated $69 million in one-time federal funding to Larimer County to be used to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds can be used to support the public health response, address negative impacts of the pandemic, build and improve water, wastewater, and broadband infrastructure. The County Commissioners need your feedback on how to best allocate these funds between the allowable categories. 

Prioritize Spending of Federal Recovery Funds

Rescue Plan Screenshot

Give Input on the Budget

We welcome feedback on the budget via email or at a public meeting. Contact Budget Director Josh Fudge at jfudge@larimer.org or the County Commissioners at BOCC@larimer.org. Remember that emails are subject to Colorado's public records laws. To attend a work session, public hearing, or informal citizen meeting about the budget please check the commissioners' meeting calendar

FAQs

  1. County staff is looking for new ways to include more people in the budgeting process, especially those who are not able to attend budget hearings. The tool allows people to participate on their own time, in conjunction with the county's traditional budget adoption timeline.

  2. The tool is very user friendly. All you need to do is click the "+" or "-" buttons to change spending or revenue. You can also submit comments by clicking the speech bubble next to each county service. 

  3. Submissions are shared with the County Manager and County Commissioners to guide budgeting decisions.

  4. Spending on capital, disaster, administration, and internal transfers have been removed to show more accurate county spending. The actual budget looks larger and more complex when these elements are added in.