Finance Department

Financial Documents


Annual Budget

The Town of Brunswick operates on a budget for the fiscal year from July 1 to June 30. In accordance with the Charter of the Town of Brunswick , the Town Manager is required to annually submit a budget to the Town Council by May 1. At least ten days prior to adoption, the Town Council is required to hold a public hearing on the proposed budget, and must then adopt a finalized budget by June 15. The budget constitutes the appropriations to the several departments, offices and other purposes specified therein. The budget adopted by the Town Council also identifies the basis for the property tax rate.

The 2017-18 budget was adopted on May 25, 2017. Please click the link below for this document. More information and department budget presentations can be found on the Finance Committee page.  The Manager’s budget presentations can be found on the Selected Financial Presentations page.

Adopted Municipal Budget Documents

The Town’s most recent adopted budget documents can be viewed by selecting one of the links below. These documents only contain details pertaining to the municipal services portion of the budget. Information and copies of the latest educational services budget are available on the Brunswick School Department website.

The Town Council adopted the 2017-18 Budget on May 25, 2017.  Subsequent to the State of Maine biennial budget adoption on July 4, 2018, which changed the Homestead Exemption reimbursement and the State Aid to Education, the Town amended the 2017-18 budget.  In addition, with the revaluation completed in October, 2017, the total tax valuation used for the 2017-18 taxes was changed.

The original budget and a summary of the amendments (which includes the final 2017-18 valuation) can be viewed by clicking the links below.

Municipal Budget July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

2017-18 Municipal Budget – As amended, with new valuation

Budgets for previous years are available by selecting one of the links below.

Municipal Budget July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017
Municipal Budget July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016
Municipal Budget July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015
Municipal Budget July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014 – amended
Municipal Budget July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013

The above budgets are presented for archival purposes only. They reflect information at the time they were prepared and only for the period indicated. Readers are cautioned that the financial condition of the Town will have changed, perhaps materially, from that presented in these documents. Readers are also advised that this budget information is presented on a basis that differs from that of the financial statements presented in the Town’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs). A reconciliation of the budget basis with the basis used for financial reporting is provided in the CAFRs. Those seeking more recent, or additional, financial information should call the Finance Department at 207-725-6652.