FY21 Budget Planning

Planning for Linn County’s fiscal year 2021 budget is underway. The budget will be developed between November 2019 through February 2020 during a series of more than 20 public meetings (PDF) between the Linn County Board of Supervisors, other Linn County elected officials, and department heads.

A Public Budget Forum will take place November 19, 2019 at 5 p.m. The budget forum gives residents the opportunity to address the Board of Supervisors and provide comment on the development of Linn County’s fiscal year 2021 budget.

A public hearing for the proposed property tax levy (PDF) is scheduled for March 4, 2020.

A public hearing for the proposed FY21 budget is scheduled for March 25, 2020.

All meetings are held at the Linn County Public Service Center, 935 Second Street SW in Cedar Rapids. Meeting dates, times and agendas will be posted on Linn County’s website at LinnCounty.org at least 24 hours in advance of the meetings.

The FY21 budget review calendar (PDF) for the entire FY21 budget process is available on Linn County’s website; however, the dates and times on the review calendar are subject to change, so be sure to check the Agendas & Minutes section on Linn County’s website 24 hours in advance for the most up-to-date information or subscribe to receive the Linn County Board of Supervisors meeting agendas.

Fiscal year 2021 begins July 1, 2020 and ends June 30, 2021.

Financial Excellence Awards

Linn County has successfully maintained it Aaa bond rating (the highest rating possible) and has received the following awards from the Government Finance Officers Association for consistently exercising sound financial management and reporting: 

  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting - 30 consecutive years
  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award - 24 consecutive years
  • Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting - 21 consecutive years