Where The Money Goes
The City of Dover provides a variety of community services and functions, including general government, public safety, culture and recreation, public works, human services and public education.
How is it funded?
Major Uses of Funds
There are several areas that receive the majority of funding, including personal services, purchases services, supplies, capital outlay, transfers out, debt service and county operations.
Below is a look at how those funds are distributed, which totaled $112,557,926 in fiscal year 2013:
General Fund appropriations
The General Fund, which excludes Special Revenue and Proprietary Funds, accounts for 78 percent of the operational spending of the City. The General Fund incorporates the spending in such areas as Police, Fire, Community Services and the School Department. In fiscal year 2012, this totaled $86,919,123.
Below is a breakdown of General Fund appropriations by type:
The whole picture
Below is how the entire fiscal year budget breaks down by category: