Financial Challenges for Jeffco

Jefferson County has a reputation as a wonderful place to live, visit, and conduct business. However, the quality services the county provides to residents and local businesses come at a cost. Taxpayer dollars allow the county to deliver vital services but continued increasing demand for services has created a significant financial challenge. 

Jefferson County is working to trim its budget by $16.1 million dollars in the next year to balance the budget and maintain an appropriate reserve fund. To achieve this, the county is starting by requiring budget reductions for 2020 across all offices, departments and divisions whose budget is impacted by the General Fund.

For more information on the budget and process, budget hearings are open to the public and the community can also see the county’s Financial Transparency Portal on its website, which includes more information on the budget. You can also always reach out to your county commissioner – find your commissioner’s contact information on the Board of County Commissioner’s website. We will be posting updates on this page throughout the year and budget cycle.

  1. Jefferson County Ballot Question 1A

    The Jeffco Board of Commissioners Authorized a Public Vote on Surplus TABOR Funds on July 23. See the ballot language here. Read on...
  2. Jeffco Board of Commissioners Authorizes Public Vote on Surplus TABOR Funds

    The Board of County Commissioners voted 3-0 Tuesday to authorize a public vote on whether the county can keep taxes, grants and all other revenue that it collects in excess of limits instituted from TABOR. Read on...
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Fact Sheets

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Select the image above to see more on the realities and priorities of the Jeffco budget..

ballot Issue 1A fact sheet

Select this image above to see more facts on ballot issue 1A and the possible impact to property owners.


To learn more about the county's budget or how your property taxes are calculated, watch these informational videos.