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Departments & Services > Finance > 2017-2018 Annual Budget

2017-2018 Annual Budget 

The Town of Fairfield's budget process begins in January and ends in May.  Below are dates and documents related to the approval of the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Annual Budget (FY2018 - July 1 2017 to June 30 2018). 

For details on the Board of Education budget please visit the Board of Education's Budget Page.    For general information on the budgeting process please visit our Annual Budget Process Overview web page.  And for details and documents related to last year's budget please visit the 2016-2017 Annual Budget web page.

Hearing Schedules

The Board of Selectmen (BOS) and Board of Finance (BOF) will hold seven joint budget hearings during the month of March.  The Representative Town Meeting (RTM) will hold three budget hearings in early April.  Click here to view the Combined Budget Schedule.

Public Comment Session

The Board of Finance will hold a Public Comment session on Saturday, March 18th at 9:30 am in the Fairfield Ludlowe High School auditorium.  Check the Town Meetings Calendar for last minute time or location changes.

Vote Dates

The annual budget is voted on by four Town bodies.  The voting dates for 2018 are as follows.  Check the Town Meetings Calendar for time and location:

*No public comment

Most Requested Links and Documents

The following is a list of the most requested links and documents.  Handouts and all other budget documents may be accessed below.   To see all documents from all years please visit the Finance Department's Forms and Documents web page and select budget information.


Here are the Budget Handouts related to the 2017-2018 town budget process: 

Listing files in '2017-2018 Handouts'

All Documents

Use this dropdown box to see all documents related to the 2017-2018 budget process:

Listing files in '2017-2018 Budget Information'

Video Coverage

Miss a budget hearing?  Click the date below to watch FairTV's video coverage of the Budget Hearings as the video becomes available*.

# Hearing Date Budget Items*
1 Wednesday,
March 1
  • Summary Budget Presentation by First Selectman
  • Retiree (OPEB, Pension)
  • Administrative & General (1 of 3)  (Active Employee Benefits, Human Resources, Legal, Unemployment Compensation, Contingency)
2 Thursday,
March 2
  • Finance (1 of 2) (Purchasing, Administrative Services, Finance, Fund Balance, Assessor, Board of Finance, Debt Service)
  • Culture and Recreation (1 of 2) (Parks & Recreation, Penfield Pavilion Complex, Waterfront & Marina, Golf Courses)
3 Tuesday,
March 7
  • Board of Education (Superintendent's Budget Presentation, BOE Budget, Health & Welfare Services, Private Bus Transportation)
March 9
  • Administrative & General (2 of 3) (Town Clerk, Registrar of Voters)
  • Public Works (Building, Solid Waste & Recycling, Public Works Administration & Operations, Engineering, Street Lighting, WPCA)
5 Tuesday,
March 14
  • [Canceled due to Snow; Line Items rescheduled to 3/21 and 3/23]
6 Thursday,
March 16

  • Administrative and General (3 of 3) (First Selectman's Office, FairTV, Zoning Board of Appeals, Town Plan and Zoning, Probate Court, Historic District Commission, Conservation, Shellfish, Miscellaneous Contingencies, Community & Economic Development, Harbor Management Commission)
7 Tuesday,
March 21
  • Culture and Recreation (2 of 2) (Library)
  • Finance (2 of 2) (Tax Collector, Information Technology)
  • Miscellaneous (Not for Profit Organizations)
  • Public Safety (1 of 2) (Fire, Hydrant and Water, Emergency Management) [rescheduled from 3/14]
  • Final Follow Up if Required (All Departments)
March 23
  • Health and Welfare (Health, Human and Social Services) [rescheduled from 3/14]
  • Public Safety (2 of 2) (Police, Animal Control, Emergency Communications) [rescheduled from 3/14]
  • Board of Finance Only - Public Executive Budget Session - Final Deliberations

*Hearing dates and/or what items are heard on a particular date may change due to weather, staff availability and other factors.  Consult the Combined Budget Schedule for the most up-to-date information.