The City Administrator is responsible for preparing the annual operating and five-year capital budgets for all City operations and agencies for the Mayor’s review, consideration, and recommendation to the Council. The process begins at the department level in the spring and ends with the adoption on or before October 31 of each year. The property tax rates must be approved prior to September 1. The Mayor’s proposed budget can only be adopted by majority action of the Council which must hold at least one public hearing prior to enactment.

The City of Jefferson, Missouri was awarded the prestigious national Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the first time in 2014. In order to receive the award, the City must satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as: a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device. Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories to receive the award.

FY2023 Adopted Budget

Budget Process Information
Budget Committee Information

Adopted Budgets
Archived Adopted Budgets