COVID-19 InformationInformation and Updates for Community Members

Contact Information

201 4th Street SE
Room 204
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2850
Fax: 507-328-2876

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Department Contacts


The City of Rochester Mayor, City Council, and professional team strive to be responsible stewards of public funds. This is evidenced by the City's AAA rating and 50 years of receiving the certificate of financial excellence (the longest in Minnesota).  

The City Council begins the budget process by adopting its priorities, goals, and strategies for the organization and the community in the early part of the calendar year.  

A transparent and open process is important to ensure public trust and confidence. The purpose of this page is to provide the public with information as the City proceeds with the development of the 2020 operating budget and 2020-2025 capital improvement program also referred to as CIP.

Additional Budget Process Information

While the budget process really is an year-round process, conversations with the City Council begin to pickup in pace and frequency in July/August.  Over the past two years, the City has made modifications to the process to provide the City Council and community more time with the proposed budget and information.  In addition, there is now more being done to project future revenues and expenditures.

*NEW from 2019: City of Rochester, MN will be presenting their budget related documents via "FlippingBook". Basic instruction on how to navigate the flippingbook is available. Traditional PDF version for all flippingbook document is also available if needed for downloading.