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Budgeting in Washington State

This page provides links to all of MRSC's resources related to local government budgeting in Washington State.


General Budgeting Information


Developing Your 2018 Budget

  • 2018 Budget Suggestions – Popular publication containing the latest information about things that might impact your city or county budget, such as state shared revenue distributions, new legislation, and economic trends. New version published every year in July.
  • 2018 Budget Calendar for Cities and Towns – Statutory deadlines in calendar year 2017 for cities/towns to develop and adopt their 2018 budgets. Includes downloadable Outlook calendar.
  • 2018 Budget Calendar for Counties – Statutory deadlines in calendar year 2017 for counties to develop and adopt their 2018 budgets.
  • 2018 Shared Revenue Estimator – Tool to help cities and counties estimate their anticipated per capita state shared revenues, including liquor, criminal justice, gas tax, multimodal, and marijuana distributions. Updated every year when Budget Suggestions is published.

Forms/Checklists/Templates


Sample Budgets

  • Sample Document Library: Budgets – Browse through local government budgets that have been submitted to MRSC
  • City and Town Profiles – Find links to the current budget for a specific city or town, if available. (Click on the city's name to expand it, then look for the "Budget" link.)
  • County Profiles – Find links to the current budget for a specific county, if available.

Last Modified: November 02, 2017