Budget and Fee Schedule

Budget Administration

A key element of the Finance Division's budget responsibilities is directing the planning, development, and execution of the Town's annual operating budget and capital improvements budget. Duties also include council goal-setting, funding source identification, revenue and expenditure forecasts, and Town-wide projects such as performance measurement and operational studies.

The Town of Knightdale Adopted Budget for fiscal year 2018 is effective July 1, 2017 through June 30th, 2018. 

The Budget includes the Knightdale Town Manager's Message, and the Knightdale Budget Ordinance.

With the approval of the budget comes the approval of the Knightdale Fee Schedule for Fiscal Year 2018 as well.

Budget Process

The Town of Knightdale works within a balanced budget that is open to scrutiny by elected officials, residents, stakeholders, and town staff. North Carolina law requires that municipalities work within annual balanced budgets. This process is one of the most important responsibilities of the Council.

Each year, the budget requires several steps before its ultimate approval. Knightdale town staff works with the Finance Committee to propose a draft budget to Town Council. The committee takes a close look at staff budget requests to make adjustments, then sends the proposal goes to the entire Council for consideration. Once the Council has received the proposal, a public hearing is held during a Council meeting so input can be obtained from citizens and other stakeholders. After receiving and considering public input, Council members vote on whether to enact the budget, which is effective July 1st to June 30th. 

Fee Schedule

This fee schedule covers the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018.

Amounts due are based upon the Fees and Charges Schedule in effect at the time of payment. It is the Town Council's intention that the Fees and Charges Schedule be revised as needed by July first of each year. Some fees and charges may be adjusted during the year as circumstances change. 

In keeping with NC Public Records laws, certain information will not be available to the public. Special record requests will be addressed in the order they are received.

Billings and Collections

All fees are due within thirty days of the invoiced date. Fees not paid within 30 days shall accrue an interest charge of .75% per month on the unpaid balance, which is nine-percent annual interest. In addition, the Town shall be reimbursed for its expenses of collection, if any, including court costs and attorney fees.