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2017 Budget Process
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.

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Burnsville Budgeting Calendar
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 6:30 p.m. 

The 2017 Budget will be discussed at the following meetings: 

Tuesday, June 14:        2015 Audit Presentation/2017 Budget Overview                    [Presentation PDF]       [Video]
Monday, Aug. 8:           Discuss possible level for the maximum property tax levy      [Presentation PDF]       [Video]
Tuesday, Sept. 6:         Adoption of the maximum property tax levy                            [Presentation PDF]       [Video]   
Tuesday, Oct. 25:         Department presentations                                                       [Presentation PDF]    
Tuesday, Nov. 15:        General Fund & Property Tax Fund discussion                    
Tuesday, Nov. 29:        Capital & Enterprise Fund discussion                                   
Tuesday, Dec. 6:          Consider adoption of the 2017 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. 

Click here for information on past City budgets.

Property Tax Assistance

Help Icon  Looking for assistance in paying your Property Taxes?
Click here to learn about assistance offered by the State

Did you know 40 percent of homeowners are eligible for property tax relief, but only 30 percent apply?
Click here for information on property tax relief for both homeowners and renters.

[Video] Special Delivery: City Services and Your Property Taxes
The League of Minnesota Cities has produced a short video designed to help city residents better understand the local property tax system. Special Delivery is a story about a typical Minnesota family that receives a property tax statement, which inspires conversations about city services and the factors that affect property tax rates. The video is approximately seven minutes in length.

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