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Budget Process
The following are key dates for the budget process:
  • Goal-setting session in spring
  • Staff budget preparation from May through June
  • Budget work sessions with the City Council are held from July through September
  • Adoption of preliminary budget and levy in September
  • Notify Sherburne County by September 30 of the City Council meeting for the city’s public presentation and comments meeting, which is typically held in early December of each year
  • Sherburne County sends out parcel specific notices (formerly the Truth-in-Taxation notice) between November 11 and November 25
  • Deadline to certify final tax levy to county is December 28

2016 Budget Presentation for Elk River residents if you missed the council meeting.

short video designed to help city residents better understand the local property tax system is now available from The League of Minnesota Cities.