The City prepares a biennial budget during each even-numbered year for the following two-year fiscal period. Mid-biennium budget amendments are made each odd numbered year for the following fiscal year and are approved by Council. This provides an opportunity to make updates or adjustments if needed.

The budget document establishes the City’s priorities and serves as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide, and communications device.

2021–2022 Preliminary Budget

The public is invited to comment on the City of Burien's budget. Three public hearings are scheduled (see budget calendar below). You can also email your public comment to the Burien City Council at council@burienwa.gov.

Summaries of budget presentations and public hearings

2019–2020 Adopted Budget

Past Year Budgets