Budget Development Process

FY 2022-23 Budget Process Latest Update

Budget adoption

The City Council voted to adopt the FY2022-23 Budget on Tuesday, June 21 at 7:00 PM. The complete budget document is finalized and linked below. For an overview, the Budget Ordinance is also linked below:

Council budget work sessions

The Durham City Council is holding two budget work sessions to hear presentations from various departments. Materials from the meetings can be found below:

City Manager FY23 Proposed budget presentation 

The City Manager presented the FY23 Proposed Budget to City Council on Monday, May 16th at 7:00PM. You can view her  budget presentation on YouTube  and the FY23 Proposed Budget book here.


Departments presented their proposed budgets, including reductions and new funding requests, to the City Manager in April. 

FY23 Budget guidelines

The City Council adopted guidelines for the FY23 budget at their April 4, 2022 meeting. 

FY23 council retreats

Budget and Management Services is holding council retreats on February 17th and 18th and March 3rd and 4th, 2022. 

Retreats will be live-streamed and recorded on the city's YouTube channel and materials from each retreat will be uploaded to this site on the day of each retreat. 

Day 1 Materials - 2/17/2022 - Spanish Translation

Day 2 Materials - 2/18/2022 - Spanish Translation

Day 3 Materials - 3/3/2022 - Spanish Translation

Day 4 Materials - 3/4/2022 - Spanish Translation

FY23 Budget Kickoff

Budget and Management Services is holding its Budget Kickoff event with City staff on January 5th, 2022. At this event, BMS communicates expectations for the upcoming budget cycle to City departments. Department budget submissions are due to BMS in February. 

FY23 budget development schedule

City Council adopted the FY 2022-23 budget development schedule at their November 15, 2021 meeting. 

Q1 2022

The City of Durham's Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 began on July 1st, 2021. Budget staff are currently working with departments, Council, and the Durham community to develop the FY23 budget which will take effect on July 1st, 2022. 

To learn more about the City's budget process:

Video 1: What is a Budget?

Video 2: Budget Development Timeline


To view materials from a previous budget development cycle, please select a fiscal year below.

  1. FY 2021-2022 BUDGET PROCESS
  2. FY 2020-2021 BUDGET PROCESS
  3. FY 2019-2020 Budget Process
  4. FY 2018-2019 Budget Process
  5. FY 2017-2018 Budget Process
  6. FY 2016-2017 Budget Process