Arlington’s visual budget allows residents to see where our revenue comes from and how it is spent. Here on the home page you can see the current year budget, this year’s revenue projection and a view of reserves over time – both actual balances from past years and the projected reserves for future years. Feel free to explore!
Enter your annual property tax bill here:
then hover over the graph below to see how much of your annual contribution is spent on every service provided by your town and schools. You can click on each budget to dive into more detail. (More information about expenses.)
Most of our money comes from property taxes paid by owners and renters. A large portion comes from state aid, from income taxes and lottery receipts. The rest comes from local receipts such as fees, permits and licenses, and money taken from funds. (More information about Revenues)
The town maintains a number of reserve, stabilization and “rainy-day” funds to help smooth out year-to-year expenses and provide funds for emergencies. ( More information about reserves and funds)