NEWS > 2019 PRELIMINARY BUDGET APPROVED
2019 Preliminary Budget Approved
DOYLESTOWN BOROUGH 2019 PRELIMINARY BUDGET
The 2019 Doylestown Borough Preliminary Budget includes a 2 mill increase in the General Fund Tax Rate, the first such increase since 2013. In addition, .5 mills will be transferred from the Road Tax Fund to the General Fund.
The 2013 General Fund increase was followed by reductions totaling 1.31 mills in 2014 and 2106 meaning that the 2019 rate will be .69 mills higher than in 2013.
The increase is necessary to address a growing General Fund operating budget deficit.
At the same time, the Budget holds the line on Fire, Ambulance, and Debt Service taxes while preserving all services.
The average homeowner will pay $434.01 in total Borough Real Estate taxes in 2019, and increase of $57.20 from 2018.
The Doylestown Borough Real Estate Tax continues to be the smallest portion of a Borough homeowner's Real Estate Tax bill, accounting for only 9.27% of the total taxes paid.
Although they will increase in 2019 in order to address an operating budget deficit, Borough water rates will be lowest in the region. The average residential water customer's quarterly bill will increase by $5.07 to $51.08.
The full budget message can be found here
The detailed budgets can be found here
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