Budget

Arapahoe County's budget provides funding for services, programs and projects that support the mission, vision and values of the county as directed by the Board of County Commissioners. The budget document provides information on current budgets and staffing levels for the county’s elected offices and departments, the current economic factors that impact the development of the budget, trends in revenues and expenditures and the recommendations of the Executive Budget Committee.

The County operates on an annual budget cycle with a fiscal year of January 1 through December 31. The budget documents include the annual budgets for Arapahoe County, the Arapahoe County Recreation District, Arapahoe County Building Finance Corporation, the Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Public Improvement District, and the Arapahoe Law Enforcement Authority.

The 2018 budget was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners at a public hearing on December 12, 2017. The complete budget document can be viewed below and includes projected revenue and expenditures for the upcoming year for all County funds, elected offices, and departments as well as information on the budget process and policies. Budgets for prior fiscal years are available by clicking on View All.

Complete Budget Document


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Budget in Brief Brochure


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2019 Recommended Budget


Pursuant to Colorado statutes, the recommended budgets for 2019 for Arapahoe County, the Arapahoe County Recreation District, the Arapahoe Law Enforcement Authority, and the Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Public Improvement District were presented to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at a public hearing on October 9, 2018.

The 2019 recommended budget was prepared by the Executive Budget Committee and their recommendations will be presented in a BOCC study session on October 16, 2018.  It is important to note that this is a recommended budget and subject to further review and revision as additional information is obtained or as the Board of County Commissioners directs.  A public hearing on this budget will be held on October 23, 2018 and the Board of County Commissioners will consider adoption of this budget during the public hearing on December 12, 2018.

2019 Recommended Budget

Contact Information


Please contact us at 303-795-4620 if you have any questions.