Service Based Budgets

Beginning in Fiscal Year 2018, the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners asked County Departments to develop Service Based Budgets, in addition to the normal budget development process. The County Board was looking for an alternative way to communicate how county funds are spent. The Service Based Budget format has each department describe their services along with an estimated cost for each service. The Service Based Budget is being utilized as a different analytical approach for the County Board to make decisions throughout the budget process.