The Department of Budget provides budgetary planning and control to ensure the overall financial well being of Westchester County government and the efficient use of county resources through cost containment. The department is responsible for the preparation, control and operation of the county operating budget, the water, sewer and refuse districts' budgets and the capital budget.
County budget 2013
County Executive Robert P. Astorino signed the proposed 2013 budget Dec. 7, 2012.
To review Astorino's Nov. 14 presentation of the proposed budget, open and view the complete PowerPoint presentation in pdf format.
You may review each of the final versions.
Westchester County is on a calendar year budget. It is the only county in New York State with a AAA rating from all three rating services--a Triple Triple A. The Westchester County Budget Office serves as staff to the County Executive and the County Board of Legislators on budget issues. The department prepares the annual operating budgets and capital budgets for the county and its four water districts, 11 sewer districts and one refuse disposal district, as well as for Westchester Community College.
County taxes actually account for between 15–18 percent of a total property tax bill. The remainder of taxes are levied by school districts and local governments. Westchester also shares its sales tax revenue with most local governments and school districts.
Taxes are apportioned based on assessment data and trends in local communities.
The New York State Budget is available at the official site of the New York State Division of the Budget.