Operations & Budget


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The St. Louis County budget is mission driven to promote health and safety, ensure sound infrastructure, embrace our natural resources, and support an environment where communities prosper. 
The budget process provides the County Board and its management team an opportunity to annually re-examine the services provided by the County. The process begins with a series of meetings at which department heads present their goals and objectives. This allows the County Board to approve the strategic direction for individuals departments, ensuring alignment with the County's overall strategic plan.
Based on these goals and objectives, department directors then prepare their detailed budgets. The emphasis is always to provide core services in the most economical and efficient manner possible.  A major direction from the County Board is balancing service level needs in the community with the financial resources available to provide those needs.

Financial Highlights

Review the Annual Popular Financial Report (APFR) to learn about St. Louis County's financial position at the end of its fiscal year. The APFR serves as a simplified, condensed version of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR).

Annual Popular Financial Report (APFR)

Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR)

Fee Schedule

As part of the annual budget process, the St. Louis County Board reviews fees charged by County departments. In compliance with state statutes, a public hearing is held before the schedule is approved by the Board.

2022 Fee Schedule

2023 Fee Schedule



BreAnn Graber
Budget & Business Improvement Manager

100 North 5th Avenue West
Room 202
Duluth, MN 55802