The Finance Department and City Manager’s Office prepares an annual budget for City Council review and adoption. The team consists of the Finance Director, Assistant Finance Director, Budget Analyst, and Assistant City Manager’s who work together with the City Manager by preparing two major documents:

  • The City Manager’s Recommended Budget, which is the document reviewed by council
  • Adopted Budget, which is released after the council has adopted the budget for the fiscal year

It is the goal of the City Manager’s Office is to maximize city resources by identifying cost saving measures and making improvements to the budget process each year. The Finance Department and City Manager’s Office also prepares for consideration any amendments to the budget which are necessary throughout the year.

The city budget is the operating plan for the fiscal year. The operating budget is the portion of the budget dedicated to the ongoing operations of the city, while the capital budget is the portion of the budget for major capital projects in the city’s capital funds. The city also prepares a five-year Capital Improvements Plan (CIP).

The budget team also helps to coordinate performance management for the City of Fredericksburg. Each year the city works to improve the collection of data and evaluate it accordingly, to continually improve the services provided to our residents.

City Audit Reports

FY 2024 Recommended Budget (released evening of March 14, 2023)

(for July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024)

Budget Meeting Calendar

The Budget Public Hearing will be held on April 18, 2023 at 7pm.  Citizens who wish to speak at the public hearing do not have to sign up to speak prior but may want to contact the Council Clerk, Tonya Lacey at tlacey@fredericksburgva.gov or call (540) 372-1010 as a courtesy. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the budget by calling the City Manager's Office at (540) 372-1010 or emailing citymanager@fredericksburgva.gov.  The budget public hearing and regular council meetings are live streamed and recorded for playback at https://www.regionalwebtv.com/fredcc.  See below for links to the budget presentations, which will be posted after the meetings. 

Tab 0:   Cover and Table of Contents 

Tab 1:   Transmittal Letter (key points and summary of budget)

Tab 2:   Overview

Tab 3:   Personnel

Tab 4:   Financial Summaries

Tab 5:   Narratives

Tab 6:   Partner Agencies

Tab 7:   Capital Improvement Plan

Tab 8:    Debt

Tab 9:    Line Item Details

Tab 10:  Supplemental

Tab 11:  Water and Wastewater Sections

City Manager's Budget Presentation Remarks given at March 14, 2023 Council Meeting  - Video 

Budget Meeting Presentations and Documents 

March 22, 2023 Work Session Presentation 

March 28, 2023 Work Session Presentation

Answers to Budget Questions - March 30

April 4, 2023 Joint Work Session with School Board Presentation                  School Board Presentation

Answers to Budget Questions - April 7 

April 11, 2023 Work Session Presentation 

Amended Employee Compensation Plan - FY2024 Budget - April 11, 2023 

April 18, 2023 Work Session Presentation

April 18, 2023 Budget Public Hearing Presentation 

Answers to Budget Questions - April 24

Previous Year’s Budgets 

(for more specific details see Budget page links to the left) 

FY 2023 Adopted Budget (for July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023) 

At its regular meeting held May 10, 2022, the City Council of the City of Fredericksburg adopted a budget for Fiscal Year 2023.  

FY 2023 Adopted Budget Book

 Resolution 22-24 Budgeting and Appropriating Funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Beginning July 1, 2022 through June 30, 3023

 Resolution 22-27 Adopted the Fiscal Year 2023 – Fiscal Year 2027 Capital Improvement Plan

 FY2023 Capital Improvement Plan 

FY 2023 Line Item Detail

FY 2022 Adopted Budget  (for July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022) 

Transmittal Narratives and Summaries

Capital Improvement Plan 

Additional Detail

FY 2021 Adopted Budget 

Adopted FY 2021 Budget (large PDF) 

FY 2020 Adopted Budget

Adopted FY 2020 Budget (entire document - large PDF) 

FY 2019 Adopted Budget 

Adopted FY 2019 Budget (large PDF)

FY 2018 Adopted Budget 

Tab 0: Table of Contents (PDF)
Tab 1: Transmittal Letter (PDF)
Tab 2: Overview (PDF)
Tab 3: Vision Statement (PDF)
Tab 4: Personnel Tables (PDF)
Tab 5: Financial Summaries (PDF)
Tab 6: Program Narratives (PDF)
Tab 7: Partner Agencies (PDF)
Tab 8: Capital Improvement Plan (PDF)
Tab 9: Debt (PDF)
Tab 10: Line Item Detail (PDF)
Tab 11: Supplemental Information (PDF)

FY 2017 Adopted Budget 

Tab 1: Table of Contents, City Administration, Calendar (PDF)
Tab 2: Transmittal Letter (PDF)
Tab 3: Summary and Analysis (PDF)
Tab 4: Program Narratives (PDF)
Tab 5: Partner Agencies (PDF)
Tab 6: Capital Improvements Plan (PDF)
Tab 7: Debt (PDF)
Tab 8: Line Item Detail (PDF)
Tab 9: Supplemental Information (PDF)

FY 2016 Adopted Budget 

Tab 1: Transmittal Letter (PDF)
Tab 2: Discussion and Analysis (PDF)
Tab 3: Program Narratives (PDF)
Tab 4: FY 2016 Line Item Details (PDF)
Tab 5: FY 2016 Capital Budget (PDF)
Tab 6: Other Supporting Documents (PDF)

Previous Budgets