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Budget Resources and Filing

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In providing services to citizens, local governments determine which and what levels of services they provide through a budget process. Colorado local governments are required to prepare, adopt and file a budget with the Division annually.

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Senate Bill 23B-001 Information and Resources

On November 20, 2023, Governor Polis signed Senate Bill 23B-001, which made several changes to the property tax process for the 2024 budget year (which is the 2023 property tax year). Deadlines to the property tax and budget process have also been postponed and may impact your local government.

Access the Special Session Property Tax Relief Resource Page

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Important Dates for 2024 Budget Year

  • January 3: Final assessed values released
  • January 10: Certification of mill levy to county commissioners (DLG70 Form)
  • January 10: Deadline to adopt budget
  • January 31: Budgets due to DOLA via eFiling (Electronic Submissions instructions below)

Resources

  • Budget Requirements - Statute requires a few items be included with a budget filing. Use this checklist to ensure your budget meets the standards.
  • Budget Calendar - This budget calendar provides general dates to consider in the preparation and adoption of the budget. Each local government should use these to guide the creation of their own budget process calendar.
  • Budget Amendments - Budget amendments are occasionally necessary, and should be filed with the division when adopted by a local government.
  • E-file your budget
  • Local Government Information System - View annual budgets and other documents filed by local governments.

Electronic Submissions

Electronic submission must be in .pdf format (no .doc, .xls or other file types) is the preferred method of filing budget and other documents.

  1. Log in using your e-filing user ID (i.e. EF00000ABC)
  2. Continue past the contact update form, click on "Budget" tab
  3. Select Add Document
  4. Choose Annual Budget document type from the dropdown menu
  5. Choose your budget document from a location on your system
  6. Type in the date the document was adopted, fill-in the year the budget covers and add any comments desired
  7. Click Continue
  8. Confirm the information on the review page then click Submit Document

Sample Forms

Resolution/Ordinances

Contact Information

Mia Gonzales
Budget Program Administrator
303.864.7744
mia.gonzales@state.co.us

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