Tumwater City Hall and all City facilities will be closed to the public until further notice. Visit our COVID-19 webpage for more information.

Online City ServicesResources for Businesses | Resources for Residents Tumwater 2 Go

Police, fire, and emergency medical response services are available as usual. Emergency? Call 9-1-1.

City Budget

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Tumwater's Biennial Budget

The City of Tumwater’s budget is a two-year plan designed to provide the structure for the financial planning, control, and evaluation of funds that make up the operations of the City. It presents a plan for the use of forecasted resources based on the objectives set by the Mayor and City Council. The budgeting process begins in mid-year of the even numbered years with priority requests from department directors that are reviewed by the Mayor and City Administrator. City Council workshops, public hearings, and the adoption of the budget follow a timetable set by Washington State law that ends with the adoption of the budget prior to the end of the year.

Budget funds

The biennial budget is established for all funds. There are a number of funds that represent the separate activities undertaken by the City. They monitor the General Fund, which includes the majority of the functions of the city including police, fire, parks, streets and administrative offices, Special Revenue funds that are segregated due to regulatory requirements, the Debt Service fund that accumulates property tax and other revenues to pay bond payments, the Capital Projects fund that finance City buildings, parks, and transportation construction, and Enterprise funds that report the activity of the combined city utilities, golf course, and equipment owned and maintained by the City.

A framework for action

The biennial budget is presented as a means to communicate the plans of the City to its constituents in a manner which affords them an opportunity to provide meaningful comments to their elected officials, and a framework for City staff to implement policies set forth by the Mayor and Council.


NEW!  2019-2020 Biennial Budget pdf-icon (10MB)

2017-2018 Biennial Budget pdf-icon (10 MB)

Tumwater City Budget 2015-2016 pdf-icon-sm (2.5 MB) 

Tumwater City Budget 2013-2014 pdf-icon-sm (2.3 MB)

 Comprehensive Financial Policies pdf-icon-sm (21 MB)


Contact the City's Finance Director at (360) 754-4130, City Administrator at (360) 754-4120, or submit an online help request through Requests, Comments & Questions.