Timeline of Events

Williamson County's Annual Budget is virtually a year-round process as shown in the Budget Process.

Budget Process Timeline

Key Activities Performed
October 1st
  • Begin New Fiscal Year
  • Implementation and execution of the adopted budget
  • Continue monitoring activity from previous fiscal year
  • Prepare Budget in Brief
  • Submit GFOA Document
November through January
  • Form calendar review & revision / prep for new fiscal year
  • Budget Office to Identify issues potentially impacting the budget process
  • Update annual statistical data
February through March
  • Budget Kickoff workshop with Commissioners Court, Human Resources and Auditor's Office 
  • Commissioners Court to define goals, objectives and initiatives
  • Review and research legislative impacts
  • Budget guidelines released to Department Heads and Elected Officials
  • Personnel, CIP & Facility Enhancement Requests due
  • Review of all County Fleet
  • Optional Pre-Budget Review Meetings with Departments
April through May
  • Submittal of budgets from all County Departments
  • Budget Office reviews budget for completeness and adherence to the countywide goals, objectives, initiatives and guidelines
  • Departmental / Commissioners Court Budget Workshop
  • Preliminary certified tax roll received from Chief Property Appraiser
  • Budget review sessions with Department Heads and/or Elected Officials
  • Certified tax roll from Property Appraiser is received
  • Budget Recommendations released
  • Budget workshops with the County Commissioners
  • County Commissioners vote on proposed tax rate
  • County Commissioners Adopt Budget
  • Tax Rate Adopted
  • Adopted budgets loaded to the general ledger
  • Special revenue funds acknowledged and approved
  • File Adopted budget with County Clerk and County Auditor