The Budget Office was created on July 1, 1993, in order to institute greater financial controls at Maricopa County.
Vision & Mission Statement
To be a valued, trusted partner to County Leadership.
The mission of the Maricopa County Budget Office is to support County Leadership by providing research and resource allocation recommendations for their consideration as they advance the County's goals of exceptional customer service and a lean and efficient government.
The mission of the Department of Finance is to provide financial information and services to Maricopa County government so they can effectively manage their resources.
- By June 30, 2022, Maricopa County will keep the growth of operational expenditures subject to the expenditure limit, under the growth of the expenditure limit.
- Maintain through the end of FY 2022, a reserve balance equaling two months of the prior year's General Fund and Detention Fund budgeted operating expenditures.
- By 2020, develop a recommendation and strategy to fund future infrastructure and capital projects on an on-going basis.
- Annually, ensure that the Budget Office operating forecasts prepared during budget development are within 2% of year-end actuals for the General and Detention funds.
The following policies are used to direct the annual budget cycle.