The Department of Budget provides budgetary planning and control to ensure the overall financial wellbeing 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.

2017 proposed capital budget

Account Executive Robert P. Astorino has submitted the 2017 proposed capital budget. It reflects  a continued commitment to the economic growth of the county as it invests in public infrastructure. The $303 million Capital Budget is broken down as follows: $251 million for the General Fund, $11 million for the Airport and $41million for the Sewer Districts. Read the 2017 proposed capital budget for complete details.
2016 adopted budget
County Executive Robert P. Astorino's proposed $1.8 billion budget for 2016, with no tax hike, was approved by the Board of Legislature. You may review each of the adopted budgets below:

2016 quarterly forecasts

2016-17 Proposed Westchester County College budget


Westchester County is on a calendar year budget. It is the only county in New York State with a AAA rating from two of the three rating services. 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.