Budget

The Burnsville City Council takes final action on the annual budget each December. However, developing a budget is a year-round process with multiple meetings that begins formally in June.

*Please note the budget documents are large PDF files and may take a few moments to load.

City Council 2019 Budget Discussions

*Meeting agendas, presentations and videos will be added the week of each meeting.

The public is invited to attend any or all of the meetings where the Council discusses the budget. All meetings are held at Burnsville City Hall and will be shown live and replayed on BCTV Ch. 16/HD Ch. 859 and streamed online.

City Council meetings begin at 5:30 p.m.

Meeting DateMeeting TopicVideoPresentation
Tuesday, June 12:2017 Audit Presentation/2019 Budget OverviewWatch MeetingPresentation (PDF)
Tuesday, Aug. 21:Discuss possible level for max taxWatch MeetingPresentation (PDF)
Tuesday, Sept. 4:Adopt max tax levyWatch MeetingPresentation (PDF)
Tuesday, Oct. 23:Department Budget PresentationsWatch MeetingPresentation (PDF)
Tuesday, Nov. 13:Five-Year Fund Financial Statement discussionWatch MeetingPresentation (PDF)
Tuesday, Dec. 4:Consider adoption of 2019 budget


Typically, more than half of the property tax dollars the City collects are used to fund Burnsville's Public Safety services such as police, fire, emergency medical services and emergency management. Another 25 percent of the tax levy funds maintenance of streets, parks and snowplowing and other public works functions.

Changes in State Law have eliminated the need for a Truth-in-Taxation Public Hearings, although the Council has reserved time for formal public comment as part of its work sessions in November.

Property Tax Assistance

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Did you know that 40 percent of homeowners are eligible for property tax relief, but only 30 percent apply?

Learn about Property Tax assistance offered by the State