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City Hall Room 201
455 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: (508) 799-1180, Fax: (508) 799-1203
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


The Budget Division develops, monitors and enforces the City's operating and capital budgets. We provide status reports on a regular basis, as well as information and analysis for policy decisions. Reports are developed for distribution to the public and City Council describing the city's financial status and projections.

In addition, all city departments and divisions interact with the Budget Office daily for the requisition of goods and services through purchase orders, approval of contracts, requests for personnel, as well as ongoing budget monitoring.

Fiscal Budget

The preparation of the Annual Budget for the City of Worcester is governed by the provisions found in
M.G.L. Chapter 44. According to state law, the budget must be submitted to the City Council within 170 days after the council organizes in early January. The City Council then holds a series of public hearings to solicit citizen participation regarding departmental budget requests. The City Council has jurisdiction to make reductions, but cannot increase the proposed budget without the recommendation of the City Manager. Following submission of the budget, the City Council has 45 days in which to act.

The most recent budget books for the City of Worcester are available below for your review. Additional budget books (dating back to FY 2003) may be found by browsing to our document imaging repository and selecting "Annual Budgets".

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