Budget & Taxes

 Mayor Brown      “The city budget, the services it provides for and how it is compiled on an annual basis is a fundamental piece of information for every Grand Forks resident. It is our obligation to provide the most accurate and useful information available and the citizen’s role to have a working knowledge. I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know what else we can provide.”
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Mayor Michael R. Brown
The City of Grand Forks would like to provide as much information as possible to residents about the city’s budget, home valuations, and property taxes. The links below will direct you to several resources that can help you learn more about the city’s budget and taxes. If there are any other resources that we can provide, feel free to contact the Public Information Center at 746-INFO (4636) or info@grandforksgov.com.

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The City of Grand Forks is committed to transparency especially in regard to the City's annual budget.  With that in mind the full budget is available for download lower on this page.  The City has also teamed with opengov.com to provide an Interactive Budget Portal for our residents.  This portal allows you to manipulate the data yourself viewing charts or graphs and downloading the information into an Excel spreadsheet.  With this Interactive Budget Portal users can drill down to finite details or scale up to the big picture.

Click on the button to the left to access the City's Interactive Budget Portal.


Tips On How To Use The Portal
  • The Portal allows you to explore budget and historical finances in a simple graphical user interface. The main view (shown above) includes a chart or graph, a legend and various controls to view expenses by departments out of various funds. 
  • You'll notice the title of the chart or graph you are viewing on top along with the account type selector. You can use the filter to see the data that is of most interest to you.
  • To focus on specific data - like a fund, department, expense type, or any combination - look to the left and use the menu on the side panel. These selectors allow you to specify exactly what breakdown you want the graph or table to represent. When you select "Filtered By" the data filter pops up and allows you to turn on or turn off selected filters for that category - funds, departments, expense type. 
  • Keep in mind that some departments or expenses only receive funds from specific funds - if the department or expense is not funded from a particular fund, it will be grayed out. 
  • There are five different types of visual representations of the data - an area graph, an area graph by percentage, a line graph, a pie graph and a table. You can change your view by type at any point by simply selecting the different type of representation. The data will automatically convert. These functions are on the top right.
  • You can also download the data into a .csv spreadheet and .png image. 
  • You can share the data (any view of the data) on a social network or by email



2015 Budget
2015 Budget Presentation
8-18-14


Meeting Schedule
 - Sept. 2 (Prelim. Approval)
 - Sept. 15 (Final Approval)


2014 Property Tax Relief
The Property Tax Mill Levy has been certified by the county. Click on the link below to see how the tax relief passed by the state gets to the citizens. It's a savings of a little over 20% from last year.


2014 Budget
2013 Budget
2012 Budget
Links

2015 Budget Videos:

2015 Budget Final Approval
9-15-14

2015 Budget Preliminary Approval
9-2-14



2015 Budget Presentation (Video)
August 18, 2014

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