Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

Thank you for your interest in the City's budget for the 2022 fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2021, and ends on June 30, 2022. 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.

Public Meetings & Input Opportunities

City of Dubuque Budget staff will host a series of virtual community budget input sessions. These input sessions are under design and more information will be provided once the dates of the sessions are determined. In addition, City Manager Mike Van Milligen will hold an informal budget input session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at the City Council Chambers on the second floor of the Historic Federal Building, 350 W. 6th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001. Masks are required.

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.

FY22 Budget Public Comments Form

We want your input! Use the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) 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.


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

Open Budget Tool

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.