FY23 Budget Proposal

The City of Williamsburg's Fiscal Year 2023 Proposed Budget was published on March 31, 2022. 

City Manager Andrew O. Trivette worked closely with City Council and City staff to construct the FY23 budget proposal, which includes two tax reduction strategies:

  1. A reduction in the real property tax rate by 2 cents, lowering the rate from 64 cents to 62 cents per $100 of assessed value. The rate remains one of the lowest in Virginia.
  2. A reduction in the assessment ratio for personal property tax by 20%. This means you will pay taxes on 80% of the value of your vehicles.

The City's practice of conservative budgeting, the maintenance of a healthy reserve, and the allowance for federal funds to offset COVID-related losses makes it possible for taxes to be reduced. 

Read the full budget proposal at williamsburgva.gov/budget. You can hear City Council discuss this proposal and voice your opinions during the next work session and regular meeting on April 11 and 14, respectively. You can also email the city manager or Council members directly at citymanager@williamsburgva.gov or council@williamsburgva.gov.

Adoption of the FY23 budget is slated for May 12.

FY23 Proposed Budget

City Manager Andrew O. Trivette released the FY23 Proposed Budget on March 31, 2022. You can view the proposal in full or in sections on the Budget page.

Letter to Residents

City Manager Andrew O. Trivette mailed a letter to all taxpayers in the City of Williamsburg to explain his budget proposal.

Read the full letter.

Residents can offer their opinions on the proposal by emailing citymanager@williamsburgva.gov or council@williamsburgva.gov, or by speaking during an upcoming City Council work session or meeting. 

View the City Council schedule for April.

FY23 Letter to Residents Screenshot

Balancing Act

Want to see the city manager's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2023? The Balancing Act tool allows you to not only see the proposal but also to create your own budget. 

Tax Receipt

We have also created a tool that allows you to get a receipt for your taxes that shows you where your money goes.