Building Chesterfield's Blueprint

Solid Fundamentals

Planning is essential to the success of Chesterfield. It's important to keep a pulse on what we need to be paying attention to and what's on the horizon as we best prepare Chesterfield for the future.

Making Connections

We’re making progress on key initiatives that were identified by our residents through the Blueprint Chesterfield process. Learn more about what is being done in these focus areas.

Starting a Conversation

Let’s talk! Share your ideas, provide feedback and input, tell us why you’re here – reach out to us anytime.

Explore the Budget

On April 7, 2021 the Board of Supervisors adopted the FY2022 Budget and Capital Improvement Program, which is effective July 1, 2021. The FY2022 $807.0 million budget continues the construction plan of the framework established through the revised FY2021 budget. Inclusive of the FY2021 amendments, the FY2022 budget is projected to increase by $53.6 million, or 7.1 percent. The key areas of the FY2022 budget are highlighted below:
Recognizing the Workforce

Recognizing the Workforce

Fully funds public safety sworn personnel pay plan across all three public safety agencies; Funding to help implement teacher pay study; impacts over 4,700 teachers and other staff with raises for most compressed teachers between 8-11% and teacher salaries increasing on average 5.5%; Mid-year, 2% merit increase for all other general government employees; Restores all career development and training programs
Continuing Commitment to Public Safety

Continuing Commitment to Public Safety

Fully staffs the new Midlothian fire station which will add a ladder truck and a medic to the system; Fully funds the replacement of the Matoaca fire station; Implements new police deployment plan; Expansion of police service aide program; 2022 bond referendum identifies four police stations, two fire station replacements and two fire station renovations; Adding four new Sheriff positions to allow for staffing flexibility/facility maximization
Strengthening Investment in Infrastructure

Strengthening Investment in Infrastructure

Large increase in sidewalk/trail budget; $19M programmed over next five years to promote community connectivity; Plan reflects new capital funding source, Central Virginia Transportation Authority (CVTA); additional investment of $116.2M over next five years; transportation investment of over $200M; Continues to adhere to all major maintenance policies; Sets the foundation for a November 2022 bond referendum (county and schools)
Enhancing Quality of Life

Enhancing Quality of Life

Libraries focus on multi-year transition from part-time to full-time positions; $52M capital investment to replace two libraries and renovate two additional libraries; $1.1M included to establish new athletic field crew and principal maintenance workers - largest investment in parks staffing in over a decade; $5.2M capital investment in River City Sportsplex to construct two new fields and maintain turf replacement schedule; $4.5M to renovate old Beulah Elementary School to create Parks headquarters, a community center and new recreation space
Investing in Our Children's Future

Investing in Our Children's Future

School pay plan fully funded, recognizing dedication of our teachers and school employees; $18.0M increase (over FY2021) in local support for schools - the largest increase in history; Also includes funding for differentiated financial support (+$3.0M) for schools and differentiated staffing support; adding 15 full-time positions to schools with additional needs
Diversifying and Bolstering Economic Base

Diversifying and Bolstering Economic Base

Fully funds the complete zoning ordinance rewrite; the business license exemption threshold increased from $300k to $400k which would exempt an additional 400+ businesses from the tax and reduce the BPOL bill for another 3,200 county businesses; Raises personal property exemption from $1,000 to $1,500 which alleviates the personal property bill on approximately 14K vehicles; Expands tax relief for the elderly and disabled citizens by factoring inflation into income eligibility to restore and target relief where needed most; In tax relief for veterans, includes an additional $1M bringing the overall program total to $7M

Tools and Resources

FY21 Priorities

Planning for the future and focusing our efforts. Read through the FY21 Priorities to learn about where the County is headed over the next 12 months.

Key Financial Indicators

Interested in comprehensive financial, economic, and demographic datasets? Then this online dashboard is for you; tracking overall performance and how the metrics inform the future economic, financial, and budgetary outlook for the County.

Line Item Details

Do you love to sort through the details? Every single dollar is accounted for in the full line item detail listing.

The Budget Team


The Budget Team is responsible for developing and aiding in financial oversight for the annual budget and capital improvement program to ensure good fiscal stewardship of the County's resources.

Through the Blueprint Chesterfield initiative, the department engages with the community year-round to stay informed about what's most important. Budget and Management also uses the Five-Year plan as a framework for prioritizing current and future resource needs and works closely with staff from other departments, the Citizens’ Budget Advisory Committee, and the Board of Supervisors all the way through annual budget adoption in April.

In addition to maintaining the County Triple-AAA bond rating, the department has received the Government Finance Officer's Association's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 34 consecutive years, which is the highest form of recognition for excellence in local government budgeting.