Budget & Financial Planning
Each year, the proposed budget is prepared by the Town’s Finance Department for purposes of discussion and evaluation by the Town Council at a series of public workshops, forums and hearings in the spring and summer. This process typically follows an update of the town’s strategic plan, which guides the budget initiatives and programs that should be funded, and ends with the adoption of the plan at two public budget hearings in September.
Visit the Town Council Agenda page for a schedule of Town Council meetings, public hearings, workshops, and to view agendas and backup materials. To be notified via email when budget discussions and Town Council meetings are scheduled, and to receive town news, register for the town’s e-news.
Fiscal Year 2020 Approved Budget and Community Investment Program
The Fiscal Year 2020 approved budget covered October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. The Community Investment Program is a 5-year program, from 2020 to 2024.
The Quarterly Budget Report for the Town of Jupiter reflects the status of the Town’s annual budget for the fiscal quarters provided below. These reports are distributed to Town Council members and staff to provide interim financial information and are unaudited.
Tax Rate & Budget Facts
- Approximately 13% of a Jupiter resident’s tax bill is made up of taxes paid to the town. The rest go to other agencies such as Palm Beach County, the School District, Fire Rescue, and special taxing districts.
- The town’s total budget is made up of six different types of funds: the General Fund, Water Fund, Stormwater Fund, Building Fund, Debt Service Funds, and the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). The General Fund operates local government and is funded primarily by property taxes.
- The town also maintains a Community Investment Program (CIP), that is a 5-year capital improvement plan for the Town. It is partially funded by property taxes, and is updated and voted on each year along with the operating budget.
- Financial planning for the town focuses on sustainability for short and long-term economic realities. These include planning for a shift from new development to redevelopment; little to no growth in key markets such as housing and construction; and an investment in local business to create a more diversified tax base.