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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, 2014 – June 30, 2015

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 communication device.

The award is valid for a period of one year only.  This is the thirteenth consecutive year that the City of Fresno has been honored.  We believe our current budget continues to conform to program requirements, and will submit it to the GFOA to determine its eligibility for the prestigious recognition.

Current Budget
FY 2017 Budget Cover
FY 2017 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, result in a subsidy which shifts funds away from the critical, high priority needs of job creation, public safety initiatives, utility services and neighborhood programs.

Airports 
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

Finance 
Business Tax and Permit Requirements
Local Taxes/Assessments

Fire 
General

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

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 
Code Enforcement
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
Subdivision
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)

Police 
General Fees

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

Public Works 
Engineering, Inspection, and Street Work
Parking Fees

Transportation 
Fresno Area Express (FAX)
Handy Ride

The Cost Allocation Plan

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

Fresno OMB CAP 14-15 
Fresno OMB CAP 13-14 
Fresno OMB CAP 12-13 

Budget Procedures Manual 2017 Cover
Budget Procedures Manual 2017 Cover
Budget Policies Manual (BPM)

Budget Policies Manual (BPM) is used by staff as a guide to build their annual budget.