Annual Operating Budget

In accordance with Chapter 159-11 of the North Carolina General Statutes, the City of Sanford publishes its annual operating budgets.

The annual budget represents Sanford City Council's interest in maintaining the level of service currently provided to city residents while enhancing services in particular areas of interest.

The enhancements allow the City the opportunity to provide a higher quality of life for our citizens through efforts to foster a safer and aesthetically pleasing city.

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Financial Reports


The City of Sanford's Finance Department has won consecutive awards from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada since 1986 for its budget.

The GFOA has also awarded the City of Sanford consecutive certificates of excellence for its two financial reporting documents, which are publicly available. 

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The budget is prepared by the City of Sanford's Finance Department. Contact the department at 919-777-1138 or via email.