Northampton’s Visual Budget is a way for citizens to see how property taxes and other revenues contained in the annual operating budget will support Northampton’s governmental services and activities. This page and the links above provide a visual representation of where revenue comes from, how the money will be used, and dedicated funds. Included is more detailed information about the current budget, as well as prior years’ actual revenue and spending.
The charts below display all of the City’s budget categories. By clicking on a budget category, you’ll see the total amount for that category.
To see how property tax dollars contribute to the budget, enter an amount for an annual property tax bill in the box below. You can hover over and/or click on each area of the chart for more detail.(After entering a tax bill amount, click here to refresh the page. By default, the average residential property tax bill for FY2018 is shown.)
The chart below shows how property taxes and other sources of revenue are proposed to be used in all areas of the Fiscal Year 2019 annual operating budget. (More information about Expenses)
There are several sources of revenue and funding in the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 annual operating budget which will support Northampton’s governmental services and activities. (More information about Revenue)
The City maintains various reserve funds for infrastructure, equipment and other specific uses. I (More information about reserves)