The annual budget is the most important policy decision made each year by the Board of Supervisors. The budget provides an estimate of the county's resources (revenues) and a legal limit for spending (expenditures) by county government.

Humboldt County's budget corresponds to a fiscal year that begins on July 1 and ends the following June 30. The budget allocates resources among the various county departments and directs funding to achieve the strategic priorities of the county.

The county's budget is created according to the highest national standards, and has been recognized by the Government Finance Officer's Association with the Distinguished Budget Award.

2023-24 Proposed Budget

2022-23 Adopted Budget

2022-23 Proposed Budget

2020-21 Proposed Budget

Past Budgets

Previous budgets are available at all times.

Open Budget App

The interactive chart below allows you to explore all aspects of current and past budgets.

Community Budget Meetings

Each year the County holds an award-winning, interactive community budget meeting to connect sites in each of the five supervisorial districts in real time. This approach brings these all-important meetings to the far reaches of our rural county and allows the community to give their input in to the budget process before decisions are made on how funds will be allocated. Learn more about Community Budget Meetings