HOW TO NAVIGATE AND MORE
Douglas County Open Budget was designed using search-based navigation, with auto-suggest functions integrated into the search bar at the top of the page. The auto-suggest menu offers key words, and categories of site content to aid you in your search.
Key words could be as specific as salaries, copier charges, or electric, or as broad as an individual service, department or division name. Using key words in the search bar will help your search begin.
Three primary categories within the search are the color-coded categories of Revenue (orange), Expenses (blue), and Capital Improvement Projects (green).
During a search you will notice color-coded dots to the left of a key word. For example, you might search Snow and Ice Removal. Two results will be offered – one with a blue dot to the left of the word and one with an orange dot to the left of the word. If you are interested in expenses for that division, you will want to choose the key word with the blue dot.
As you begin your navigation, recognize that Open Budget will automatically default to the current budget year. Within this tool, you may also find data from the four previous budget years.
Navigation allows easy access to the County’s budget detail and actual expenses, with the further ability to summarize at a County level or line-item detail. You may also determine how you want to view the data in a format that fits your needs – in table, snapshot, or timeline (over time) format.
At the bottom of each page you may click on the "Get This Data on Socrata" link. This will provide you with the option to download the data for further analysis using your own tools, or view the data on our Open Data site with a suite of data filtering, sorting and visualizing tools.
Douglas County Open Budget is intended to be an informative resource, one of the tools within our Douglas County Open Data application. We hope you will let us know how we can improve this tool, by reaching out to our staff directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adopted Budget Book (View current and prior years) https://www.douglas.co.us/government/departments/finance/budget/budget-books/.