Financial Realities 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 had to cut it’s budget in 2020 by $16.1 million. More cuts will need to be made in 2021 to achieve a balance budget and the county is investigating all areas for opportunities for efficiencies, reductions or eliminations. More information will be coming as the budget plan and process progresses. 

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.


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

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