2024 Budget

Budget Process

Development of the City's budget begins each spring as a joint process involving the city council, city manager, finance director, and department heads.  A budget calendar is developed to provide adequate time for a thorough review of the proposed budget. Input from the public is an important part of the budget process; to learn about participating, please call 763-717-2677.

  • Spring-Summer - Department heads and managers prepare budget requests 
  • Summer - The finance department and city manager review the 2024 budget requests and prepare materials for City Council review
  • July through November - Budget workshops are held
  • December - Budgets are adopted by the Blaine City Council

Key 2024 Dates:

  • September 18, 2023 - The Blaine City Council set the preliminary tax levy for fiscal year 2024
  • By September 30, 2023 - Proposed 2024 levy is certified to Anoka and Ramsey Counties
  • Between November 11 and November 24, 2023 - Anoka and Ramsey Counties send proposed property tax notices to property owners.  The statements show estimated taxes owed in 2024. The tax estimate is based on an assessed property value and the preliminary tax levies of the City of Blaine, Anoka County or Ramsey County, school districts, and other taxing jurisdictions.
  • December 18, 2023 - The Truth in Taxation meeting will be held at 7 PM in the City Council Chambers at Blaine City Hall. The Blaine City Council will consider adoption of all budgeted City funds following the Truth in Taxation meeting.
  • By December 27,2023 - The final tax levy is certified to Anoka and Ramsey Counties

Assessing Responsibility and Process

  • The Anoka and Ramsey County Assessor’s Offices are responsible for establishing the market value and determining classification (use) of property located within each county. Each Assessor’s Office also maintains the County’s property database and is the primary source of property information for interdepartmental and community use.
  • Minnesota statutes establish specific requirements for the assessment of property. The law requires that all real property be valued at market value which is defined as the usual or most likely selling price as of the January 2 assessment date. 
  • The estimated market values established through the 2023 assessment are based upon actual real estate market trends in each county from October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022. The 2023 assessed values are then used to calculate taxes payable for 2024. 
  • If you have questions, please contact the:
    • Anoka County Assessor’s Office
      Monday through Friday, 8AM to 4:30PM
    • Ramsey County Assessor's Office
      Monday through Friday, 8AM to 4:30PM 
  • Additional information can be found on the: