The annual budget serves as the foundation for Chambers County’s financial planning and control. All County departments are required to submit budget requests to the County Judge each year. Commissioners’ Court is required to hold public hearings on a proposed budget. The County adopts a final budget prior to setting the ad valorem tax rate, normally finalized by September 30th of each year. The appropriated budget is prepared by fund, department, and category. All transfers of appropriations, either between departments or within an individual department’s budget, require approval of Commissioners’ Court. Budget-to-actual comparisons are provided in this report.