One of the main responsibilities of the Snohomish County Council is to adopt an annual budget. Every year, the County Executive proposes a budget, usually in September, for the following calendar year. The County Council spends most of October and November reviewing the proposed budget and making changes before ultimately adopting the budget in November or December.
The adopted 2022 budget is approximately $1.25 billion in revenue and spending. The county collects revenues from a variety of sources including property taxes, sales tax, fees, and grants.