Fiscal Year 2016 Budget
Board Adopts Fiscal Year 2016 Budget
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has approved a budget totaling approximately $2.2 billion for the general county government and school system for Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 16).
The adopted budget fully funds the Loudoun County Public Schools’ budget request while reducing the tax rate by two cents to an equalized tax rate of $1.135 per $100 in assessed value. The new tax rate will hold the average homeowners’ real property tax bill steady.
Adoption of the budget came at the Board's business meeting Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The items prepared for the meeting is online:
Documents for the work sessions also are online:
The Board 's budget work session scheduled for Thursday, March 5, 2015, was canceled due to the inclement weather. Documents prepared for the meeting are online.
The first work session was held Monday, March 2, 2015. The packet prepared for the meeting is online:
Public Hearings Held on FY 16 Budget
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors held public hearings on the proposed FY 16 budget on Wednesday, February 25, and Saturday, February 28, 2015.
The public hearing scheduled for Thursday, February 26, 2015, on an "as-needed" basis was canceled. All of the approximately 50 people who signed up to speak at the Board’s two public hearing sessions on February 25 were accommodated, so Thursday’s hearing was not needed. The webcasts of the public hearings are online.
Board's Finance Committee Holds Special CIP Meeting
The Board of Supervisors’ Finance/Government Services & Operations Committee (FGSOC) held a special meeting Thursday, February 19, 2015, to consider the proposed FY 16 Capital Improvement Program for the Loudoun County government. The agenda and related documents prepared for the meeting are online:
Board meetings and those of its standing committees are available for viewing on Comcast Government Channel 23, Open Band Channel 40, and Verizon FiOS Channel 40 and through the Loudoun County Webcast System.
Schools Make Budget Presentation
The full Board of Supervisors held a special meeting February 12, 2015, to hear the Loudoun County School Board’s presentation of the Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 16) Proposed Operating and Capital Program for the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). The School Board’s budget presentation is online:
Hemstreet Presents Proposed FY16 Budget
Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet has presented a proposed budget for the Loudoun County Government for Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 16) to the Board of Supervisors
. The budget totals $2.2 billion in appropriations for the general county government and school system. FY 16 begins July 1, 2015, and ends June 30, 2016. The presentation and budget documents are online:
Performance Measures Online
The full list of FY 2016 performance measures for Loudoun County is intended to serve as a supplementary document to the FY 2016 proposed budget, which includes a subset of measures specifically related to FY 2016 budget issues.
FY 2015 Budget-in-Brief is Online
A new, 8-page booklet, which contains colorful graphics and concise descriptive text, tells the story of the Loudoun County Fiscal Year 2015 Budget.
FY 2015 Budget is Online
The Fiscal Year 2015 budget for the Loudoun County government is online. The document is available as two separate volumes or as a combined document of Volumes 1 and 2.
On April 2, 2014, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved a budget totaling approximately $1.98 billion for the general county government and school system for Fiscal Year 2015 (FY 15). The adopted budget gives the Loudoun County Public Schools nearly $70 million more than the FY 14 budget.
The Board set the real property tax rate at the equalized tax rate of $1.155 per $100 in assessed value, which will hold the average homeowners’ real property tax bill steady. The personal property tax rate remains unchanged at $4.20 per $100.
The table of contents in the budget document is presented in an easy-to-use linked format. Hover your mouse over the page numbers.)
The budget for the Loudoun County Government and Loudoun County Public Schools is funded by numerous sources, including federal, state, and local funds. The primary source of funding in Loudoun County is the real property tax. Other sources of funding include the personal property tax, other taxes and fees, and funding from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The current Fiscal Year 2015 (FY 2015) budget is effective from July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015. The FY 16 budget will be effective from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.
The budget for the Loudoun County Public Schools is determined by the Loudoun County School Board. The Board of Supervisors decides the overall amount of funding received by LCPS, which is the largest expenditure in the county's fiscal plan. The School Board is responsible for all programmatic funding for LCPS and line items in the LCPS budget, including teacher salary and benefits. More information on the LCPS budget and School Board process can be found at www.lcps.org
Send a Comment about the Budget
The Board of Supervisors holds public input sessions at each of its business meetings, which are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Public input starts as early as 6:00 p.m. In addition to speaking to the Board in person at a public input session or during a budget public hearing, you may send your comments about the Loudoun County budget via email to
or to the Board's general email box here
. You may also call the Citizen Comment Line, 703-777-0115; or write to the Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box 7000, Leesburg, VA 20177. Contact information for individual Board members is online here
Information about Loudoun County government budgets from past fiscal years is online: