2018 Budget

The La Plata County 2018 budget

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reflects a challenging fiscal landscape. The county has historically derived the majority of its property tax revenue from natural gas and oil production, which has seen dramatic declines in price and production nationwide over the past several years. The result, compounded by a statewide reduction in the residential property tax assessment rate, has been nearly a 50% decline in property taxes since 2010.

The 2018 budget reflects an increasingly constrained revenue picture for La Plata County, while demand for services continue to grow.  


  • Public service agencies seeking County funding for services should fill out and return a Public Service Agency Funding Request form.  Please see the attached letter regarding 2018 funding to public service agencies. Requests for funding from the 2018 budget are due July 28, 2017.  Please contact Anna Abdo in Finance with questions (382-6314).