Building a Budget

Our annual budget is a reflection of the community's priorities. Each year, staff works to prepare a budget that aligns with the City Council's Vision, Values and Strategic Priorities. 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.

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Take a closer look at Burnsville's budget process through our interactive portals. 

2022 Budget - Toward Community and Organizational Health

The Budget Transparency Portal offers a look inside the current operating budget to show the City's expenses and revenues. This information is updated in real-time as new information is recorded in the City's finance system.

Visit the 2022 Budget Transparency Portal

View the 2022 Budget Document (PDF)

Our Service to the Community

The City conducted an organizational analysis in early 2022 to help us better understand the makeup of our organization and determine whether we are providing service in alignment with community needs. We also created a comprehensive resource about our service to the community.

Departments presented their findings at City Council meetings during the budget process. Watch videos of the presentations below, or view our 2022 Service to the Community Report (PDF).

City Council Budget Discussions

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

Upcoming meetings to discuss the 2023 budget process:

Date Topic Presentation
Feb. 15 Proposed 2023 budget
Review budget calendar
Video | PDF
March 8 Review Financial Management Plan Video | PDF
April 5 Outlook and Objectives review Video | PDF
May 10 Organizational Analysis review Video | PDF
June 14 Service Inventory Conversation - Information Technology (PDF) and Public Works (PDF) Video
June 21 Service Inventory Conversation - Communications/Engagement (PDF), Police (PDF) and Fire (PDF) Video
July 19 Proposed 2023-2027 CIP Video | PDF
Aug. 16 Service Inventory Conversation - Finance (PDF) and Parks, Recreation, Facilities (PDF) Video
Aug. 23 Proposed 2023 budget including property tax scenarios Video | PDF
Sept. 6 Service Inventory Conversation - Human Resources (PDF), Community Development (PDF)
and City Clerk (PDF)
Sept. 13 Discuss 2023 proposed budget - Levy Alternatives Fact Sheet Video | PDF
Sept. 20 Adopt proposed City and EDA property tax levy and budget (Max Tax) Video | PDF
Dec. 6 Public meeting on proposed 2023 budget and levy
Adopt final 2023 budget and property tax levy
Video | PDF

Property Tax Questions

Question mark iconIf you have questions about your property’s valuation please contact the Dakota County Assessor's Office – the City does not have information on the details of most of your tax statement. You can contact the Dakota County Assessor's Office at 651-438-4200, assessing.services@co.dakota.mn.us or fill out an online inquiry form.

Relief Programs

Programs are available to help reduce property taxes for various types of property and owners across Minnesota. An overview of these programs are offered on the Minnesota Department of Revenue website.