City Budgets

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Read Now: Adopted 2023-2024 City Budget

Click the link below to read the 2023-2024 City of Midland budget, adopted by the Midland City Council on Monday, May 22, 2023. 

2023-2024 Adopted City Budget (PDF)

2023-2024 Adopted Line Item Budget (PDF)

View Full Budget Documents - 2013 to Present

Below, you’ll find the City of Midland budgets from the 2012-2013 fiscal year to the present, listed by year. "Full Budget" documents contain full sections of the City budget, while "Line Item Budget" documents detail each individual account budgeted by the City. Line Item Budgets are available to view beginning with the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

Please note: Beginning with the 2012-2013 budget year, desktop users can easily navigate to specific sections throughout full budget documents by clicking the "Bookmark" tab located in the top right corner of their browser window after opening the document. This feature is not available through most mobile PDF viewers.


Full Budget Document (PDF)
Line Item Budget (PDF)


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What’s in a Budget?

Before you read a City budget, you may be curious about where to find the information you’re seeking. Here is a breakdown of the various sections and what you’ll find inside each section.

Budget Message

  • Table of Contents
  • Budget Message
  • Future-Year Projections

General Fund

The General Fund is the City’s largest fund, which pays for the majority of the City’s expenses.


  • How the City Allocates Its Money
  • Combined Summary of Budget Appropriations and Revenues
  • Estimated Revenues by Source
  • General Government
    City Council/Manager
    City Clerk/Elections
    City Attorney
    Human Resources
    Treasurer/Police and Fire Pension Administration
    Internal Computer Services
    City Hall
  • Public Safety
    Fire/Emergency Services
    Building Inspection
  • Public Works
    Public Services
  • Sanitation
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Other Functions
  • Capital Projects
  • Reserve for Contingencies
  • Transfers

Special Revenue Funds

Special Revenue Funds are taxes or fees that are collected for services and can only be used for that particular service.


  • Major and Local Streets
  • Smart Zone
  • Center City Authority
  • Storm Water Management
  • Grace A. Dow Library
  • Community Development Block Grant
  • Special Activities
  • Midland Housing
  • Dial-A-Ride
  • Midland Community Television
  • Downtown Development Authority

Debt Service Fund

The debt service fund is a cash reserve that is used to pay for the interest and principal payments on outstanding bonds or debt.


  • Schedule of Debt Requirements

Enterprise Funds

Enterprise funds are fees collected from residents for a specific provided service.


  • Civic Arena
  • Landfill
  • Washington Woods
  • Riverside Place
  • Currie Municipal Golf Course
  • Parking
  • Wastewater
  • Water

Internal Service Funds

Internal service funds are fees collected from City departments for a specific provided internal service.


  • Stores Revolving
  • Information Services
  • Equipment Revolving
  • Municipal Service Center
  • Municipal Service Annex
  • Renewable Energy Services
  • Property and Liability Services
  • Health Insurance
  • Special Assessment Revolving

Trends & Summaries


  • Net Cost of Certain Departments
  • Budget Consolidation
  • General Fund Revenue and Expenditures
  • Capital Purchase and Projects
  • Authorized Employees by Fiscal Year
  • Comparative and Combined Tax Rates
  • Schedule of Taxable Values
  • Ten Largest Taxpayers
  • Constitutional Tax Limitations

2018 Budget Planning Study

In August 2018, the City partnered with Michigan-based companies Cobalt Community Research and Munetrix to undergo a budget planning study that align residents' needs and wants with City operations in future budget cycles. This study included a mailed/online questionnaire as well as a series of upcoming feedback follow-up sessions open to the public.

After the initial questionnaire, follow-up sessions were held on two nights in October to share the preliminary results and collect additional, more detailed feedback from residents.

Access video updates and documents related to the Budget Planning Study below.

Budget Planning Study Video Links

  • Presented results of Phase I study findings, detail upcoming budget 
  • City Council approves hiring Munetrix to oversee Budget Planning Study and assist with planning priorities.