Money coming in

Property Taxes

The property taxes are split between school districts, the City of Madison, Dane County, Madison Area Technical College & the State of Wisconsin.

2014 Allocation of Total Tax Levy
  • School Districts $253,662,758 (45.5%)
  • City of Madison $198,441,725 (35.6%)
  • Dane County $61,998,990 (11.1%)
  • Madison Area Technical College $39,382,727 (7.1%)
  • State of Wisconsin $3,708,628 (0.7%)
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2014 Allocation of Total Tax Levy

Other Funding

Next, all other funding allocations are added in to the City of Madison's total funding.

2014 Funding Sources by Major Category
  • Property Taxes $198,441,725 (72.0%)
  • Local Revenues $38,238,091 (13.9%)
  • State Aid Payments $35,100,180 (12.7%)
  • Other (Fund Balance Applied) $3,995,574 (1.4%)
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2014 Funding Sources by Major Category

Money going out

Funding Gets Divided Up

The City of Madison's funding is split up between city departments.

2014 Operating Budget Expenditures by Function & Department
  • Public Safety & Health $115,028,086 (41.6%)
  • Dept. of Public Works & Transportation $61,310,845 (22.2%)
  • Debt Service $37,027,411 (13.4%)
  • Administration $19,411,310 (7.0%)
  • Dept. of Planning & Development $18,807,629 (6.8%)
  • Library $14,513,083 (5.3%)
  • Miscellaneous $8,517,292 (3.1%)
  • General Govt $1,709,914 (0.6%)
  • Public Facilities $0 (0.0%)
Public Safety & Health
  • Police $64,335,609
  • Fire $45,768,814
  • Public Health Madison & Dane County $4,923,663
Department of Public Works & Transportation
  • Streets $24,935,147
  • Parks $14,856,560
  • Metro Transit $12,485,426
  • Traffic Engineering $5,374,041
  • Engineering $3,659,671
Administration
  • Information Technology $5,818,569
  • Finance $3,175,984
  • Attorney $2,691,140
  • Assessor $2,345,505
  • Clerk $1,771,542
  • Human Resources $1,711,774
  • Civil Rights $1,359,882
  • Treasurer $536,914
Department of Planning & Development
  • Community Development Division $6,711,120
  • Building Inspection Division $4,230,274
  • Planning Division $4,132,910
  • Community Dev. Block Grant $1,717,432
  • Economic Development Division $1,210,335
  • Office of the Director of Planning $609,313
  • CDA Housing Operations $196,244
General Government
  • Mayor $1,291,632
  • Common Council $418,282
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2014 Operating Budget Expenditures by Function & Department