Welcome to the Mariposa County Budget Page. Here you can find information about the County’s current and past budgets and how county services are funded.
The County’s current (2018-19) General Fund Budget totals $62.3 million. 51% of these funds support public safety in our County.
The Fund is supported by $33.6 million in general purpose revenue that is at the discretion of the Board for purposes with general benefit. The balance of $28.7 million in non-discretionary revenues are designated for a specific purpose, often program-specific items funded by state or federal dollars that the County administrates.
A substantial share of the discretionary portion of Mariposa County’s budget is funded by its “Transient Occupancy Tax”, a levy charged to travelers when they rent accommodations from a hotel, inn or other short term lodging. This fee accounts for 43% of the funds supporting key services including sheriff, fire, public works, parks and recreation others.
Our County has a debt load that is among the lowest in the state and continues to maintain a budget reserve and conservative investments to stretch every dollar. Our County is a leader in fiscal responsibility, but there are significant challenges ahead the community should know about.
To discuss these issues, the County is hosting workshops in the Summer of 2018 to gather community feedback on these and other budget priorities, and examine potential ways to better fund critical services.
Monday 7/30 - Greeley Hill Community Center
Tuesday 7/31 - McKay Hall
Wednesday 8/1 - Midpines Community Center
Thursday 8/2 - Ponderosa Basin Firehouse
Monday 8/6 - Board Chambers
**All Meetings at 6:00 p.m.**