Budget Overview

General Budget Information

The City of Stockton budget is comprised of separate funds.  The General Fund is the primary fund for most day-to-day operations, is the largest portion of the budget, and is used to account for all financial resources except those required to be accounted for in another fund.


Sources of revenue for the General Fund include:

  • business tax,
  • fees for services,
  • property tax,
  • sales tax, and
  • utility user tax.

Enterprise Funds

Some City Departments charge fees for services provided.  The budget for these functions is referred to as Enterprise Funds.  These funds are used for operations, similar to private businesses, where the expense of operation is covered by user charges. 


For example:

  • Community Development Department  Building and Development
  • Municipal Utilities Department  Water, Sewer and Stormwater
  • Public Works Department, Solid Waste Division  Garbage and Recycling


Successor Agency to Redevelopment Agency Funds

The Stockton City Council also acts as the Successor Agency to Redevelopment Agency.  Redevelopment funds are Agency Funds.  


Restricted Funds

Other highly specialized and restricted funds compromise a smaller portion of the City's budget and cannot be used for anything other than the specific purposes for which they were designed.


Links to Current Year Budget and Prior Year Budgets

Current Year Budget

Prior Year Budgets



External Links

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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 8/18/2014