Message from City Council members

        Thank you for visiting this special website, launched by the 107th Session of the Wilmington City Council. This platform has been created to provide information related to the City’s proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget, as well as to engage stakeholders in the community in our budget review process. Reviewing, voting on…

Understanding the Municipal Budget Process

Information on understanding the municipal budget process, and the legal requirements of the City of Wilmington related to its annual budget. Click here┬áto view a Citizen’s Guide to the Budget Process, compiled by the City’s Office of Management and Budget and included in each year’s budget documents.

View Prior Fiscal Year Adopted Budgets

In addition to using this site to review proposed budgets for future fiscal years, you can view the City’s current and past budget documents, which were approved in May of each year. These financial plans document revenues, expenditures and other details related to the City’s budget and operations. FY 2019 Adopted Budget FY 2018 Adopted…

Take YOUR Seat on the Council Floor!

Each year, members of the Wilmington City Council review the City’s proposed budget, and during public, televised budget hearings, listen to presentations from each department and ask questions about proposed spending plans. As members of the 107th Session of Council prepare for the next round of budget hearings, we invite you to review the same…


View proposed budget documents for the City of Wilmington and each of its departments to learn more about how your tax dollars will be spent.


Follow the City Council’s social media platforms as the budget planning process unfolds, and to stay informed of new developments.


Attend public departmental budget hearings in the City/County Building, or watch them live on television or online through WITN 22.   FY2021 Budget Hearing Schedule Video