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.

Virtual Budget Hearing Meetings

The Dubuque City Council will hold a series of virtual public meetings to review City department/division budget details as part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 recommended budget review process. The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. on:

  • Wednesday, March 3
  • Thursday, March 4
  • Monday, March 8
  • Tuesday, March 9
  • Thursday, March 11
  • Monday, March 22

The final hearing to adopt the budget will be held on Wednesday, March 24.

Virtual Community Budget Input Sessions

City of Dubuque Budget staff hosted a series of virtual community budget input sessions. City staff provided general information on the budget process and then meeting attendees were asked to share their thoughts on what they would like to see funded in their neighborhoods and the community-at-large. Virtual input sessions were held on:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. with City Manager Mike Van Milligen and City of Dubuque Finance and Budget staff 
  • Thursday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. with City of Dubuque Finance and Budget staff 
  • Thursday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. with City of Dubuque Finance and Budget staff 
  • Thursday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. with City of Dubuque Finance and Budget staff

Helpful Budget Documents

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.

Written comments can also be mailed to: City Manager, City Hall, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, IA, 52001.


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.