In observance of Thanksgiving, several Cary services will be unavailable or modified on Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27. Facilities will remain closed, and curbside collection for Thursday will move one day later to Friday. GoCary will not operate on Thursday, but will resume normal operation schedule on Friday, November 27. Read more.

Budget Development

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Adopted FY 2021 Budget

The FY 2021 Adopted Budget was presented to and adopted by the Cary Council on June 25, 2020. Fiscal Year 2021 covers the period from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. View the FY 2021 Budget in Brief.

A revised recommendation to reduce utility rates by 4% in FY 2021 was provided to Council during the June 25, 2020 remote Council meeting. Council ultimately adopted the recommended budget, including this revision, during that June 25, 2020 meeting.

View the adopted utility rate schedule reflecting a 4% decrease in water and sewer rates.


Citizens are invited and encouraged to share their budget priorities at any point during the year.

Cary has transitioned to a continuous budget process where base operating needs for daily service provision and capital infrastructure are considered in the development of the annual budget during the spring of each year.  Cary Council adopts an operating and capital budget for each upcoming year on or before June 30.

Emerging needs related to service expansion or new opportunities are identified by staff throughout the course of each year.  Funding recommendations related to those needs are directed to Council through quarterly Council/Staff business meetings held shortly after the close of each quarter. 

All comments received will be summarized in the Council Quarterly Report which is presented to the Cary Council in conjunction with each quarterly Council/Staff business meeting.

Citizens are invited to share their thoughts and priorities through: