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Budget Office

Budget, Capital Planning and Accounting Service Area

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2023 Budget

Who We Are

The Milwaukee County Office of Strategy, Budget and Performance (SBP) houses the budget office for Milwaukee County.

We are responsible for managing and overseeing all countywide budgeting, capital planning, accounting activities and preparation of the County Executive's Annual Budget.

SBP provides staff resources to the County Executive and the County Board on budget, fiscal and management matters as well as assisting and overseeing departments, boards and commissions in managing and controlling budget and fiscal plans, as required by Wisconsin State Statute 59.60.

We strive to provide quality, accurate assistance to departments and constitutional offices in a courteous and professional manner.

How the Budget Works

Milwaukee County’s Budget represents the county’s business plan for the coming year. The current budget narrative links county services to important strategic outcomes, which were developed through a comprehensive strategic planning process, and shows taxpayers and stakeholders how county services link to these broad building blocks of our community.

The Budget Process

State Statute 59.60 governs the annual budget process for Milwaukee County. Each department is required to submit requested operating and capital (as part of a five-year capital plan) budgets to the Director of Administrative Services in June. On or before August 15, the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is required to submit a summary of the requests to the County Executive and County Board. The County Executive is required to hold public hearings on the requests. DAS is required to analyze the operating and capital requests and assist the County Executive in making “changes in the proposed budget that in the executive's or administrator's discretion are considered desirable or proper” (§59.60 (6) (a)).

The resulting County Executive’s budget is then presented to the County Board on or before October 1. The Board then considers and may adopt amendments to the County Executive’s Budget, and must hold a public hearing on the budget no later than the first Monday in November. After adopting amendments and holding the public hearing, the Committee submits the amended budget to the County Board, which adopts the final budget in mid-November. After the budget has been adopted and a detailed summary of appropriations is provided to county departments, DAS-SPB and the Comptroller’s Office monitor the budget during the fiscal year. This monitoring involves periodic checks of expenditures against appropriations, reviewing actual revenue compared to budgeted revenue and reviewing requests for transfer of appropriations. This completes the budget process.


Budget Archive

2023 Budget

  • Requested Budget
  • Recommended Budget
  • Adopted Budget
  • Budget Input
  • County Board Reports

2023 Requested Budget

Legslative and Executive Function

1000 - County Board

1011 - County Executive - General Office

1020 - County Executive - Office of Government Affairs

General Government Functions

3090 - Office of the County Treasurer

3270 - Office of the County Clerk & Election Commission

3400 - Office of the Register of Deeds

3700 - Office of the Comptroller

Administrative Function

1090 - Office of Equity

1120 - Personnel Review Board, Civil Service Commission & Ethics Board

1130 - Corporation Counsel

1140 - Department of Human Resources

1151 - Department of Administrative Services

Courts and Judiciary Function

2000 - Combined Court Related Operations

2900 - Courts - Pretrial Services

2430 - Department of Child Support Services

Public Safety Function

4000 - Office of the Sheriff

4300 - House of Correction

4500 - District Attorney

4800 - Office of Emergency Management

4900 - Medical Examiner

Transportation Function

5040 - Department of Transportation - Airport

5090 - Department of Transportation - Transportation Services

5100 - Department of Transportation - Highway Maintenance

5300 - Department of Transportation - Fleet Management

5600 - Milwaukee County Transit/Paratransit System

5800 - Department of Transportation - Director's Office

Health and Human Services Function

6300 - Department of Health and Human Service - Behavioral Health Division

8000 - Department of Health and Human Service

Recreation and Culture Function

9000 - Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture

9500 - Zoological Department

9910 - University Extension Office

Non-Departmental Function

Cultural Contributions


2023 Recommended Budget

Recommended Budget information will be posted here when it is available.

2023 Adopted Budget

The County Board's 2023 Budget Adoption Meeting is tentatively scheduled for November 2022. More information is available on the County Legislative Information Center. Adopted Budget information will be posted here when it is available.

Budget Input

The County Executive and County Board host forums in August and September for residents to share priorities and weigh in on new revenue options. The engagement sessions also provide an opportunity for you to learn about county services and ask questions of department leaders. We will publish information from these forums when available. Learn more.

Budget - County Board Reports

Reports made to the County Board pertaining to this year's budget will be published here when available.

2022 Budget


Milwaukee County Courthouse
901 N. 9th St., Room 308
Milwaukee, WI 53233


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