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Placer County Budget Information

Open Government Financial Reporting


The Budget

The Placer County budget is the annual financial blueprint of the board of supervisors' priorities to balance available resources with the service needs of our residents.

You can view the budget in our easy to navigate graphic format by clicking the image above, or you can peruse the PDF document below. Please note that the budget presented in the OpenGov digital report represents the current operating budget of the county, so that may differ from the board adopted budget (the PDF below) due to prior year obligations and current year budget revisions.

Current and Historical Budgets


The Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19, approved by the Board of Supervisors on June 27, 2018, is available via the link below.  

FY 2018-19 Budget Information

FY 2015-16 Multi-Year Capital Plan

Previous Budgets

Budget Articles

Placer County was the recipient of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for Fiscal Year 2016-17.

Meeting Memos and Presentations

Frequently Asked Questions

Who decides how county money is spent?

The County Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the development and administration of the budget, which is reviewed and approved by the Board of Supervisors.

How is the budget developed?

The CEO works with departments to develop the budget in two phases each year to deliver recommendations for proposed and final budgets.

  • Proposed Budget - In June, the Board of Supervisors adopts a Proposed Budget to have a spending plan in place before the fiscal year begins on July 1.
  • Final Budget - As required by State law, the Board holds a public hearing in September to consider updated revenue and expenditure estimates and adopts the Final Budget by October 2. The Final Budget is published by the County Executive Office and available online as a PDF file that can be downloaded