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. 

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2021 Budget - Roadmap to Recovery

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 2021 Budget Transparency Portal

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2022 Budget - Toward Community and Organizational Health

Stay tuned for a new Budget Planning Dashboard launching the summer of 2021. The dashboard will provide interactive information about next year's proposed budget and can be useful in understanding how staff and Council make budget decisions.

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.

Meeting presentations and videos will be added to the Budget Planning Portal within a few days following each meeting.

Property Tax Programs

Question mark iconPrograms 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.