​In Wake County, the budget is adopted on a fiscal year, 12-month budget cycle that begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. Learn more about the budget process.

Revisions that alter the total appropriations of any fund must be approved by the Board of Commissioners. The County Manager is authorized to transfer budgeted amounts within any fund; however, any transfers exceeding $75,000 shall be reported to the Board of Commissioners.

The WATCH financial search lists the budget totals for each department. Since the General Fund budget may change during the year, we have listed all changes impacting the total beginning with the adoption of the budget for the fiscal year. You can view video and agenda items from Board of Commissioners' meetings related to the budget adoption and changes by clicking the link for each item below.

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2014 Fiscal Year Budget

Date: Item:  Amount: 
6/17/2013 Adopted Budget $982,800,000
N/A Obligations Carried Forward from the Prior Fiscal Year $2,095,711
11/4/2013 Creation of four inspector positions to meet demand on building activity $244,255
11/4/2013 Funding from NC Dept of HHS Communicable Disease Branch, for the care and prevention in the United States Minority Patient Navigator Specialist Project $37,475
12/2/2013 Family Reunification funds for reunification strategies to support families and staff training $69,080
12/2/2013 Accept funds from the NC Department of Health and Human Services for CPS in home services to fund 7 FTEs $406,869
12/2/2013 Funding from NC Department of Health and Human Services for the Active Route to Schools Project $79,014
1/21/2014 Wake Coordinated Transportation Interlocal Agreement with the City of Raleigh $349,482
2/17/2014 Establish 36 FTEs to assist with MEDICAID and NC FAST Implementation $1,685,939
4/21/2014 Pace program community based care for adults over age 55 with disabilities $12,272
5/19/2014 Transfer $100,000 from EMS Operating to CIP to cover CAD interface $(100,000)
6/16/2014 End of Year Wrap-Up $1,213,000
Total Budget revisions:   $988,893,097

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2013 Fiscal Year Budget

Date: Item:  Amount: 
BOC Date 06/18/2012 Adopted Budget  $938,520,000
Obligations carried forward from the prior fiscal year  $1,123,020
BOC Date 07/02/2012 Accept and Appropriate $239,098 from WakeMed Health and Hospitals Leveraged with State Funds from the NC Division of Medical Assistance, and Establish Six FTEs  $239,098
BOC Date 08/06/2012 Appropriate $928,015 of Federal Funds from the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services for the Human Services Crisis Intervention Program $928,015
BOC Date 08/06/2012 Accept and Appropriate $138,872 of State Funds from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and Establish 2.0 FTEs for the Ryan White Program and Transfer 1.0 FTE from the General Fund to the Grants and Donations Fund  $138,872
BOC Date 10/01/2012 Accepts and appropriate $83,000 to the General Fund from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services  $83,000
BOC Date 10/01/2012 Accept and appropriate $25,000 from Wake County Public School System for a Youth and Family Project $25,000
BOC Date 2/18/2013 Crisis Intervention Program and Low Income Energy Assistance Program Additional Funding $1,711,535
BOC Date 2/18/2013 Appropriate $102,083 from increased EMS fees and convert 26 temporary and part time to full time positions $102,083
BOC Date 6/17/2013 Appropriate $1,400,000 to the Sheriff's office for detention medical costs  $1,400,000
BOC Date 6/17/2013 Appropriate additional $100,000 due to increased customer demand in FY 2013. Additional costs are offset by increased revenues  $100,000
BOC Date 6/17/2013 Appropriate an additional $500,000 to EMS for higher than expected risk management costs in FY 2013 $500,000
BOC Date 6/17/2013 Appropriate an additional $2.250,000 for Human Services for annual leave payouts associated with divesture and an increase in cost for inpatient care at Holly Hill  $2,250,000
BOC Date 6/17/2013 Appropriate $12,000 as a one time expense to fund the international bluegrass music association program for schools. $12,000
Amended Budget  $947,132,623

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2012 Fiscal Year Budget

Date: ​Item: ​Amount:
​6/20/11 Adopted Budget $952,100,000
Obligations carried forward from the prior fiscal year ​$3,109,168
​8/1/11 Increase appropriation to account for additional revenue from the State for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Travelers' Aid Program. ​$2,500
​8/1/11 Accept and appropriate funding of $297,000 for JobBoost Subsidized Employment Phase II Program. ​$297,000
​9/6/11 Decrease Human Service's General Fund Appropriation by $882,592 in revenues and expenditures, and 13.00 FTEs to reflect the Wake County Public School's decision to contract with the County to only operate the Making Magic program within the Ready to Learn and 4-H School Based services. ($882,592)
​9/6/11 Decrease Human Services Appropriation $487,061 (Grants and Donations Fund $69,166, General Fund $417,895) and FTE Authorization by 9.50 (Grants and Donations Fund 6.50 FTEs, General Fund 3.00 FTEs) due to reduced Federal, State, and Local Allocations. ($417,895)​
​9/6/11 Decrease the Sheriff's Office General Fund Appropriation by $37,838 in revenues, $51,876 in expenditures, and 1.00 FTE to reflect the need for one fewer School Resource Officer from the Wake County Sheriff's Office based on 2011-2012 WCPSS School Resource Officer assignments. ​($51,876)
​10/17/11 Accept and appropriate $120,000 of Register of Deeds Automation Funds to make changes to the Books system. ​$120,000
​10/17/11 Accept the North Carolina Crime Control and Public Safety Emergency Management Performance Grant in the amount of $62,500 and appropriate $12,450 in the County's General Fund. $12,450​
​11/7/11 Decrease Human Services Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services (MH/DD/SAS) Appropriation by $1,279,874 and 6.25 FTEs Due to State Reductions. ​($1,279,874)
​11/7/11 Accept $45,000 from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and Establish a 1.0 FTE Human Services Program Specialist. ​$45,000
​11/21/11 Accept $637,379 of Federal Funds from the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services for Low Income Energy Assistance Program. ​$637,379
​11/21/11 Accept $854,253 of Federal Funds from the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services for Human Services Crisis Intervention Program. ​$854,253
​1/3/12 ​Accept $269,879 of State Funds from the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Substance Abuse Services (MH/DD/SAS). ​$269,879
Amended Budget​ ​ $954,820,592

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2011 Fiscal Year Budget

Date:​ ​Item: ​Amount:
​6/21/10 Adopted Budget $951,220,000
Obligations carried forward from the prior fiscal year​ ​ ​$988,498
​7/6/10 Accept and appropriate $30,955 from the North Carolina Department of Transportation for the Apprenticeship grant, and amend the budget accordingly. $30,955​
​7/6/10 Accept and appropriate $291,530 of Federal Funding from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for Ryan White Part B Care Services and establish 3.5 FTEs ​$291,530
​8/2/10 Accept and appropriate $332,800 increase to the Register of Deeds FY 2011 budgetary appropriation. ​$332,800
​9/20/10 Accept and appropriate $60,000 for the Creation of 1.0 FTE for the HIV/STD Counseling Testing Program. ​$60,000
​10/18/10 Accept and appropriate $906,911 for Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services. ​$906,911
​4/18/2011 Approves a budget revision to the Fiscal Year 2011 General Fund for $1.0 million for recovery and response activities due to tornados and strong storms that impacted Wake County on April 16, 2011. ​$1,000,000
​5/2/2011 Accept and appropriate $165,087 from North Carolina Department of Transportation; and, amend the Wake Coordinated Transportation Services budget by $193,963. ​$193,963
​5/2/2011 Reduce the FY 2011 Human Service Department General Fund expenditures and revenue budget by $7,443,462 and reduce the authorized FTE county by 8.796. ($7,443,462)
​5/16/2011 Accept and appropriate $356,000 for Wake County's assumption of EMS Service previously provided by Six Forks EMS and approve the creation of 25 FTEs in the EMS Department. $356,000
Amended Budget​   $947,937,195

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2010 Fiscal Year Budget

Adopted Budget $953,600,000

​Date: ​Item: ​Amount:
​8/3/09 Accept and Appropriate $25,459 in One-Time Grant Funding from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for the HIV/STD Peer Education Program $953,600,000​
​9/8/09 Accept and appropriate $296,631 from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Project to Conduct In-School Influenza Clinics $296,631​
​10/5/09 Accept and appropriate $175,000 in one-time funding from North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for H1N1 flu vaccine. ​$175,000
​10/5/09 Accept and appropriate $300,000 increase to the Register of Deeds FY 2010 budgetary appropriation. ​$300,000
​10/19/10 ​Accept and appropriate $122,798 in ARRA administrative funding for Food and Nutrition Services. ​$122,798
​10/19/10 Accept and appropriate $20,749 from the Criminal Justice Partnership Grant for the Day Reporting Center for FY 2010. ​$20,749
​11/16/09 Accept and appropriate $6,152,966 in one-time American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds from the North Caroline Division of Child Development for child care subsidy to be spent by May 31, 2010. ​$6,152,966
​11/16/09 Accept and appropriate $1,790,299 from North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to be spent by May 31, 2010 for H1N1 vaccination implementation. ​$1,790,299
​12/7/09 Accept and appropriate $245,980 and establish 5.5 FTEs for the Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC). ​$245,980
​3/1/10 Accept and appropriate $49,762 from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for Federal Title X Family Planning Bonus Funding. ​$49,762
​3/1/10 Accept and appropriate $90,085 from the North Carolina Department of Transportation Rural Operating Assistance Program for Wake Coordinated Transportation Services (WCTS). ​$90,085
​3/15/10 Accept and appropriate $93,694 in additional Federal Funding through the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Social Services for the Crisis Intervention Program. ​$93,694
​3/15/10 Accept and appropriate $2,099,176 for the allocation changes from the North Carolina Division of MH/DD/SAS and decrease the Human Services budget. ​($2,080,414)
​4/5/10 FY 2010 General Fund Operating Budget Amendments (Reducing $16,621,159 from various County departmental appropriations) ​($16,621,159)
​4/19/10 Accept and appropriate $89,686.60 in additional Energy neighbor funds through the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Social Services $89,687
​4/19/10 Accept and appropriate $51,000 in Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Federal Contingency Funds. ​$51,000
​4/19/10 Accept and appropriate $241,223 of Federal funding from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for Ryan White Part B Care Services Program. ​$241,223
​5/3/10 Accept and appropriate $122,426 for Ambulance Fees (Charges for Services) for the Wake County EMS assumption of service in the Garner EMS area and approve the creation of 19 FTEs (9 Paramedic, 9 Emergency Medical Technician, and 1 EMS Scheduler) in the EMS Department. ​$122,426
​5/3/10 Accept and appropriate $7,523 for the EMS apparatus debt payments associated with Wake County EMS assumption of service in the Garner EMS area. ​$7,523
Amended Budget​ ​ $947,238,624
 

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