Finance Department

Budget Division

City Budget

The Budget and Management Studies Division (BMSD) assists in financial planning and strategic management processes across the city organization by delivering management information, decision support, consulting, auditing, and implementation services.

The Division has two primary responsibilities:

  • Production and Administration of the City of Fresno’s Annual Budget
  • Administration of the Master Fee Schedule

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) presented a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to the City of Fresno, California for its annual budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019.

In order to receive this award, a governmental unit must publish a budget document that meets program criteria as a policy document, as an operations guide, as a financial plan, and as a communications device.

This award is valid for a period of one year only. We believe our current budget continues to conform to program requirements, and we are submitting it to GFOA to determine its eligibility for another award.

FY 2023 Adopted Budget / FY 2023 Proposed Budget

The City of Fresno Annual Budget is the most important document the City produces. It outlines the City’s spending plan and priorities for the coming fiscal year, which runs from July 1st to June 30th. Each year, the city’s budget is developed in conjunction with the Mayor, City Manager and all city departments. The budget is then reviewed and approved by the City Council. The result is a budget that closely matches the community’s highest priorities each fiscal year.

Current Master Fee Schedule

The Master Fee Schedule (MFS) Resolution reports fees for services that are provided to our citizens. Fees that do not recover the full cost of providing the service, resulting in a subsidy that shifts funds away from the critical, high priority needs of job creation, public safety initiatives, utility services, and neighborhood programs.

Airways Golf Course-Green Fees
Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FYI)
Fresno Chandler Downtown Airport

Convention Center
Rental Rates for Convention Center
Rental Rates for Robert A. Schoettler Conference Center

Business Tax and Permit Requirements
Local Taxes/Assessments


General Government
City Attorney
Code Enforcement
City Clerk
City Hall Rental Rates
Miscellaneous Charges
Public Records

Information Services
Utility Poles/Small Cell Conductor Fees

Parks, After School, Recreation, & Community Services
Riverside Municipal Golf Course-Green Fees
Neighborhood Centers, Parks, and Playground Facilities
Downtown Mall Vendor Fees
General Recreation Fees
Memorial Auditorium Rental Rates
Fees Maintained Under Contract Agreement
Camp Fresno Family Camp and Camp Fresno Jr

Planning & Development
General Development Fees
Building Permits-Minor Additions, Alterations
Electrical Permits-Minor Additions, Alterations
Mechanical Permits-Minor Additions, Alterations
Plumbing Permits-Minor Additions, Alterations
Land Use, Zoning, and Land Division
Covenants and Special Agreements
New Construction, Major Additions, and Alterations
Single Family / Duplex
Multiple Family Fees
Residential Subdivision Fees
Commercial and Industrial Fees
Urban Growth Management (UGM)
Enterprise Zone Areas
Municipal Restoration Zone (MRZ)
Parking Fees

General Fees

Public Utilities
Community Sanitation
Connection Charges-Sewer
Facility Charges-Sewer
Sewer Reimbursements/Credits-Sewer Mains
Solid Waste
Water Connection Charges
Reimbursements/Credits-Water Mains

Public Works
Engineering, Inspection, and Street Work

Fresno Area Express (FAX)
Handy Ride

The Cost Allocation Plan

The Cost Allocation Plan has been developed in accordance with the Federal Circular Office of Management and Budget (OMB) A-87 principles.

Fresno OMB CAP 18-19
Fresno OMB CAP 17-18
Fresno OMB CAP 16-17
Fresno OMB CAP 15-16 
Fresno OMB CAP 14-15 
Fresno OMB CAP 13-14 
Fresno OMB CAP 12-13 

Past Adopted Enabling Documents


Budget Procedures Manual (BPM)

2024 Budget Procedures Manual (BPM) is used by staff as a guide to building their annual budget.