About the City Budget

Each year, the City prepares a budget that accounts for the City's anticipated expenses and revenues for the upcoming fiscal year.  In conformance with the Code of Iowa, the City must produce a balanced budget for each fiscal year, which runs from July 1 through June 30.

See the Budget

Understand the Budget


Public Input

The City welcomes citizen input about the City budget.  To share your feedback about the budget or learn more:
  • City Council meetings (second and fourth Tuesdays of the month) and speak during the citizen comment period (a time for public comment, but not discussion; it is a violation of open meeting laws for the Council to discuss items not on the agenda).
  • City Council work sessions, held immediately following most council meetings.
  • Attend and comment at the public budget hearing.

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  1. Tony Roetlin

    Director of Finance

    1512 7th St.
    Coralville, IA  52241

    Ph: 319.248.1700
    Fx: 319.248.1894


    Monday - Friday
    7:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Staff Directory

FY2021 Budget Calendar

Date Process
September & October Departments begin budget review
November & December Departments submit budget requests, requests are reviewed, and revenues are projected
January City Council discusses budget at work sessions
February 11, 2020 Set the date for the maximum property tax levy hearing at the City Council meeting
February 25, 2020 Public presentation of proposed budget at the City Council meeting.
Hold the maximum property tax levy hearing at the City Council meeting.
Set the date for the public hearing of the proposed budget at the City Council meeting.
March 10, 2020 Hold the public hearing of proposed budget at the City Council meeting
March 24, 2020 City Council votes on adopting budget at the City Council meeting
By March 31 Deadline to file budget with Johnson County Auditor and with the State
July 1 Budget goes into effect (July 1-June 30)

What Is the Proposed Property Tax Levy Hearing?

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 6:30 pm
The property tax levy hearing is a new step in the budget process added through state legislation passed in May 2019; this additional step aims to further notify the public about property tax changes.  

The public hearing for the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 property tax levy is scheduled for:
City Council meeting
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 6:30 pm 
Coralville City Hall, 1512 7th Street

At the public hearing, any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor of, the proposed tax levy. After adoption of the proposed property tax levy, the Council will publish notice and hold a hearing on the proposed city budget.

View the FY21 Maximum Property Tax Levy Hearing Notice (PDF)

The notice for the hearing contains three columns of information:
  • The first column shows the property tax dollars and rates for the current fiscal year. 
  • The second column carries those same property tax dollars forward to Fiscal Year 2021 and calculates the tax rate that would produce.
  • The third column shows the property tax dollars and rate proposed for Fiscal Year 2021, including a calculation of the percentage change.