County Administrator's Office

Budget Reports

CAO Budget Side ImageAnnually, the County Administrator’s Office, in conjunction with all County Departments, works to develop a sound operating plan for the County of Sonoma for the approaching fiscal year.

This plan is initially approved by the Board of Supervisors to provide for operations in the new fiscal year until the books of the old fiscal year are closed. At that point, a series of adjustments are drawn up to reflect the actual ending/beginning balances for each of the funds the County maintains and actual progress on multi-year projects already underway.

The Board of Supervisors then holds public hearings on the recommended budget and any recommendations for adjustments. Staff compiles the approved adjustments and any other Board direction during the hearings and the result is the adopted budget for the year.

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Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget Materials

Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget Material

2019-20 Budget Requests

Sonoma County regularly contracts with community based organizations in order to provide services for residents of the County. These services are generally contracted through responsible County Departments, and abide by the contracting principles (available below) that were approved by the Board of Supervisors on April 2, 2019. We encourage organizations to work with Departments through this process, but recognize that at times organizations may wish to bring requests to support their services directly to the Board of Supervisors.

In order to increase transparency and fairness in the budgeting process, the County of Sonoma is requiring any organizations that will be requesting funding at budget hearings to fill out the budget request form, which is linked below. Forms must be submitted by April 15, 2019 in order to be considered for funding in the FY 2019-20 Budget. Please note that this form does not replace the process to apply for Community Investment Program Grants, which can be found on the link to the left on this page. Businesses seeking to do business with the County should follow the link at the top of the page.

Budget Request Form (PDF: 24.6 kB)

Principles for Safety Net Programs (PDF: 514 kB)

SoCo Budget

SoCo BudgetExplore SoCo Budget

SoCo Budget is an interactive tool to explore the County's annual operating budget.

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Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget Workshop and Budget

Budget Image 200x100The County Administrator’s Office is currently preparing to draft the FY 17/18 County General Fund. Stay tuned to this page to learn more about the budget, community input opportunities and future board hearing dates. We will also be providing our community with updated budget facts and helpful tools to increase awareness about the County’s General Fund.

Community outreach tools:

FY 2017-2018 Budget Policy Workshop PowerPoint March 7, 2017

Budget Question and Answer Fact Sheet
[PDF: 519.43 kB

Contact Information

575 Administration Drive
Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464665, -122.725235

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