The City of Dover provides a variety of community services and functions, including general government, public safety, culture and recreation, public works, human services and public education. How is it funded?
There are several areas that receive the majority of funding, including personal services, purchases services, supplies, capital outlay, transfers out, debt service and county operations. Below is a look at how those funds, which total $135,932,509 in fiscal year 2019, are distributed:
The General Fund, which excludes Special Revenue and Proprietary Funds, accounts for 78 percent of the operational spending of the City. The General Fund incorporates the spending in such areas as Police, Fire, Community Services and the School Department. In fiscal year 2017, this totals $107,804,587. Below is a breakdown of General Fund appropriations by type:
Below is how the entire fiscal year budget breaks down by category: