The annual budget process is one of the most important tasks that Medfield faces. The resources on this page are here to help residents learn more about the basics of budgeting in Medfield and to inform residents how they can be involved in the process.
The annual budget process begins in the fall when the Town Administrator begins discussions and forecasting with departments. This helps set expectations for the upcoming fiscal year. The Board of Selectmen, through the Town Administrator, are responsible for developing the budget for Town Departments and for submitting it to the Warrant Committee for review. The Warrant Committee will hold meetings with departments, typically beginning in January of each year, to discuss budget requests in detail prior to making its recommendation for Town Meeting. The School Committee and Superintendent develop the Medfield Public Schools budget.
Medfield’s budgetary decision-making is guided by the Town’s approved Financial Policies, which are intended to keep Medfield in strong financial shape for future generations.