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Finance - Budget & Accounting

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St. Louis County manages approximately one-million acres of public lands. These lands are classified for varying uses such as timber management and harvest, recreation or parks, while other parcels of land are sold to the public.

  • Accounting: The St. Louis County Auditor's office performs accounting functions, reports on county financial data and maintains accounting records. It processes vendor payments, receipts in deposits, handles the cash/investments and processes payroll.  Learn more about Accounting...

  • Business Planning: Each St. Louis County Department has a Business Plan that guides them for the next three to five years.  These plans will be updated on an ongoing basis and the most recent copies will be featured on this webpage.  Learn more about Business Planning... 

  • Capital & Operating Budget: On September 10, 2013 the County Board certified the maximum preliminary property tax levy for 2014 at $113,344,211. This represents a 1.5% increase over the adopted 2013 budget (overview presentation available here) and is the fifth year in a row the increase has been below the rate of inflation. This proposed levy reflects the Board's continued commitment to fiscal responsibility and strategic investments, balanced with sensitivity to the levy's effects on taxpayers. The levy increase of $1,675,038 is specifically dedicated to funding long term debt associated with the renovations of the Government Services Center (GSC). All other increased costs have been absorbed with no levy impact to taxpayers. The 2014 budget will be adopted on December 17, 2013. Public input is always welcome and there are specific opportunities to weigh in on the budget, including public meetings scheduled for Tuesday, November 26, 7 p.m. at the Hibbing City Hall and on Thursday, December 5, 7 p.m. at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth. Learn more about Capital & Operating Budget... 

  • Government Performance: St. Louis County utilizes best practices in performance management and measurement.  Annually, the County Board adopts the standard set of government performance measures proposed by the Minnesota State Auditor's Performance Measurement Program. Government Performance...

  • Stimulus Funding/Recovery: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009.  St. Louis County has received stimulus funds for various program areas.  Learn more about programs, projects and jobs created at Stimulus Funding/Recovery...