Financial & Budget Information

The Town of Rutland is governed by Massachusetts General Law, Town by-laws, and other relevant statutes. Under the Town’s form of government, an elected, five-member Select Board appoints a Town Administrator to administer the daily operation of the Town. The Town’s legislative body is Open Town Meeting. In accordance with Town by-laws, the Town Administrator must annually submit a balanced budget to the Select Board and Finance Committee. The budget is reviewed by the Board before being moved to the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee reviews the annual operating budget and other warrant articles and submits their recommendations to Town Meeting. Town Meeting then votes to adopt the annual operating budget and other warrant articles at the Annual Town Meeting. Information related to the budget process can be found on each of the tabs below.



Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Planning Meetings (YouTube Playlist)



In accordance with the Town by-laws; the Town Administrator must annually submit a budget to the Select Board. The annual operating and capital budgets are submitted as part of the Town Administrator's Annual Budget & Financial Plan. It is important to note that the financial and budgetary information presented in the Annual Budget & Financial Plan are projections and are subject to change prior to Town Meeting.

Town Budget Documents