About the Budget Office
Our mission is to develop and maintain a fiscally sustainable budget that implements Board of County Councilors' priorities.
Clark County’s budget process follows state requirements specified by RCW 36.40. The Board of County Councilors (BOCC) is the County’s legislative authority and implements policy by allocating funding to county departments and elected offices. The County Manager takes policy directions from BOCC and guides the Budget Office, which is responsible for coordinating, preparing and updating the County budget. The County Manager recommends a balanced budget to BOCC that fulfills their policy direction, and is within the resources available to the County.
The Budget Office monitors and forecasts revenues and expenses; provides support to departments for budget preparation and submission; manages budgeting software; develops forms and procedures as needed; ensures compliance with all state and local budget requirements; and reports updates and findings to the County Manager and to BOCC. The Budget Office promotes open communication with all departments and elected offices, and strives to provide outstanding customer service.
For information about the county's current budget, call (360) 397-6097 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requests for public records
To request public records involving the Budget Office, see the Public Records Request Portal.