The City of Grinnell prepares annual budget using the required state budget forms. The preparation process begins in October, with the adoption of a final budget by the City Council in March.
The state requires a public hearing and publication of the budget when completed. Once the budget is completed, it is sent to the Iowa Department of Management and certified with the county auditor to by March 15. The Iowa Department of Management website lists the most current budget as well as the previous five years.