Budget Simulator

​An essential part of managing Larimer County is the annual budget ​development process. The budget balances funding between a wide variety of services ranging from elections to road maintenance to the farmers' market. Try your hand at county budgeting to better understand everything that goes into the process. Your budget and comments will be provided to the Board of County Commissioners as part of the annual budget process. 

Larimer County Budget Simulator


Give Input on the Budget

We welcome feedback on the budget via email or at a public meeting. Contact Budget Director Josh Fudge at jfudge@larimer.org or the County Commissioners at BOCC@larimer.org. Remember that emails are subject to Colorado's public records laws. To attend a work session, public hearing, or informal citizen meeting about the budget please check the commissioners' meeting calendar


  1. County staff is looking for new ways to include more people in the budgeting process, especially those who are not able to attend budget hearings. The tool allows people to participate on their own time, in conjunction with the county's traditional budget adoption timeline.

  2. The tool is very user friendly. All you need to do is click the "+" or "-" buttons to change spending or revenue. You can also submit comments by clicking the speech bubble next to each county service. 

  3. Submissions are shared with the County Manager and County Commissioners to guide budgeting decisions.

  4. Spending on capital, disaster, administration, and internal transfers have been removed to show more accurate county spending. The actual budget looks larger and more complex when these elements are added in.