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2017-2018 Annual Budget 

The Town of Fairfield's budget process begins in January and ends in May.  Below are dates and documents related to the approval of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Annual Budget (FY2018 - July 1 2017 to June 30 2018). 

For details on the Board of Education budget please visit the Board of Education's Budget Page.    For general information on the budgeting process please visit our Annual Budget Process Overview web page.  And for details and documents related to last year's budget please visit the 2016-2017 Annual Budget web page.

Hearing Schedules

The Board of Selectmen (BOS) and Board of Finance (BOF) will hold seven joint budget hearings during the month of March.  Click here to view the BOS-BOF Budget Hearing Schedule.

The Representative Town Meeting (RTM) will hold three budget hearings in early April.  Click here to view the RTM Budget Hearing Schedule.

Public Comment Session

The Board of Finance will hold a Public Comment session on Saturday, March 18th at 9:30 am in the Fairfield Ludlowe High School auditorium.  Check the Town Meetings Calendar for last minute time or location changes.

Vote Dates

The annual budget is voted on by four Town bodies.  The voting dates for 2018 are as follows.  Check the Town Meetings Calendar for time and location:

*No public comment

Most Requested Links and Documents

The following is a list of the most requested links and documents.  Handouts and all other budget documents may be accessed below.   To see all documents from all years please visit the Finance Department's Forms and Documents web page and select budget information.

  • Board of Selectmen-Board of Finance Budget Hearing Schedule
  • Representative Town Meeting Budget Hearing Schedule
  • 2017-2018 Proposed Town Budget
  • 2017-2018 Proposed Board of Education Budget
  • Board of Education Budget Page
  • First Selectman's Budget Presentation (March 1, 2017)
  • 2017-2018 Approved Budget (available June 2017)
  • 2017-2018 Approved Budget Summary (available June 2017)


Here are the Budget Handouts related to the 2017-2018 town budget process: 

Listing files in '2017-2018 Handouts'

All Documents

Use this dropdown box to see all documents related to the 2017-2018 budget process:

Listing files in '2017-2018 Budget Information'

Video Coverage

Miss a budget hearing?  Click the date below to watch FairTV's video coverage of the BOF-BOS Budget Hearings as the video becomes available*.

# Hearing Date Budget Items*
1 Wednesday,
March 1
2 Thursday,
March 2
3 Tuesday,
March 7
March 9
5 Tuesday,
March 14
6 Thursday,
March 16
7 Tuesday,
March 21

*Hearing dates and/or what items are heard on a particular date may change due to weather, staff availability and other factors.  Consult the BOS-BOF Budget Hearing Schedule for the most up-to-date information.