Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

Thank you for your interest in the City's budget for the 2023 fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2022, and ends on June 30, 2023. The City’s operating budget (day-to-day costs of providing city services) is approximately $139 million and the capital budget, which includes major projects and improvements, is approximately $59 million.

Dollars & Cents

The FY 2022 Dollars & Cents document provides an overview of property taxes, budget, debt reduction plan, and the City's recently upgraded credit rating.

Public Input Meeting

Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 at 6 p.m.

The public is invited to attend a public input meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8, in the City Council Chambers at the Historic Federal Building, 350 W. Sixth St. City Manager Mike Van Milligen and Finance and Budget Department staff will provide general information on the budget process at this meeting and then meeting attendees will be asked to share their thoughts on what they would like to see funded in their neighborhoods and the community at-large. 

Those unable to attend in person or who would prefer to participate remotely are encouraged to connect by computer, tablet, or smartphone at: This option includes audio input and written “chat” input. The virtual meeting will be facilitated by City staff and additional information will be provided at the start of the meeting.
 Residents can also participate by phone by calling 866-899-4679 (toll free) or 571-317-3116. After connecting, use the access code: 235-685-597.

Online Input Opportunities

Balancing Act Budget Simulator

The Balancing Act simulation tool provides an in-depth look at the City budget. You can adjust revenues and expenditures, and then provide comments on how YOU think the City of Dubuque should spend its money. Budgets are submitted anonymously and demographic exit questions are optional.

Taxpayer Receipt

Where do your City tax dollars go? The online taxpayer receipt is designed to illustrate how your estimated City property taxes and local option sales tax are allocated to services such as Police, Fire, Parks, and Public Works. All information provided is anonymous.

City Budget Public Comments Form

We want your input! Use the City's Budget Public Comments form to share your ideas directly with City staff. These ideas could be capital improvements, such as park improvements, street improvements, or new amenities. They could also be service-related, such as specific programming, recreation classes, or a change in how a service is provided. Submitted input will assist in the development of a recommended budget.

Written comments can also be mailed to: City Manager, City Hall, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, IA, 52001.


Need help using the online budget tools? Review our budget simulation and taxpayer receipt tips sheet.

Open Budget

Contact Us

  1. Jennifer Larson  |  email
    Director of Finance & Budget
    Phone: 563.589.4398
    Fax: 563.690.6689
    Staff Directory

    City Hall
    50 W. 13th St., Dubuque, IA 52001

    Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Friday: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.