County Budget

One of the main responsibilities of the Snohomish County Council is to adopt an annual budget. Every year, the County Executive proposes a budget, usually in September, for the following calendar year. The County Council spends most of October and November reviewing the proposed budget and making changes before ultimately adopting the budget in November or December.

The adopted 2022 budget is approximately $1.25 billion in revenue and spending. The county collects revenues from a variety of sources including property taxes, sales tax, fees, and grants.


Councilmember Nehring's Budget Priorities

  • Balanced budget with no tax increases
  • Investments in public safety
  • Reducing waste and finding efficiencies

Property Tax Breakdown

2022 property tax breakdown

Councilmember Nehring's Budget Accomplishments

  • No general property tax levy increases for 4 years (2018-2021)
  • Voted "no" on 2022 general property tax levy
  • Increased Rainy Day Fund from $25,000 to $4,500,000 in 3 years

To learn more about the county's budget, use our online budget dashboard tool at this link.

If you have thoughts on the County's budget or ideas for the upcoming budget, please reach out to me at