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Ventura County receives funding from a variety of sources including taxes, fees for service, and state/federal government revenue. The three main sources of revenue are property tax, intergovernmental revenue, and charges for services. Intergovernmental revenue is money provided by federal or state governments to counties in order to pay for services mandated by federal or state law. Counties also derive revenue from other sources, such as locally imposed fees for services like health care services, water and sewer utilities, special taxes to fund public safety, and fees for restaurant inspections and building permits. For additional information on County revenue and expenses please see the charts and information below. You can also check out our financial transparency web site at OpenGov by clicking here.

Monies that federal and state governments provide to counties to pay for services that the counties are mandated to provide Fees for services such as health care services, water/sewer utilities, and other services rendered by the agencies and departments of County government Other revenues such as bad debt recovery, tobacco settlement monies, etc. Other sources such as operating revenue and transfers between County funds Property, sale, and business taxes Fees associated with the generation and processing of legal documents such as franchise fees, business licenses and permits Revenues received as a form of financial sanction for violation of an ordinance, statute or law Interest earnings, rental, lease and other revenues received through use or investment of financial and property based assets Total Annual Revenue PIE-CHART-1

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Health care and basic assistance services Infrastructure, public facilities, utilities, and services that protect our community, environment and economic well being Assessor, Auditor, Board of Supervisors, Civil Service, County Counsel, Chief Executive Office, etc. Fire, Sheriff, District Attorney, Public Defender, Probation and similar services to support the safety and well-being of our community Government Expenditures by Service Areas PIE-CHART-2
How is Government Revenue Spent?

In Ventura County Health/Human Services and Public Safety represent the largest source of our expenditures. This has directly resulted in areas of our County being identified as among the safest and healthiest communities to live in the nation. Many of the services the County provides are mandated by state/federal law resulting in a reduced portion of County revenue that is available for discretionary services that are deemed priorities by you, the tax payer.


General Fund Revenue Revenue that is allocated based upon local government policy decisions Revenue that is allocated to services based upon federal and state law mandates PIE-CHART-3

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Health care and basic assistance services Fire, Sheriff, District Attorney, Public Defender, Probation and similar services to support the safety and well-being of our community Capital Projects, Debt Service, Contingency, etc. Assessor, Auditor, Board of Supervisors, Civil Service, County Counsel, Chief Executive Office, etc. Infrastructure, public facilities, utilities, and services that protect our community, environment and economic well being General Funds Total Expenditures PIE-CHART-4

Non-General Fund Revenue Monies that federal and state governments provide to counties to pay for services that the counties are mandated to provide Fees for services such as health care services, water/sewer utilities, and other services rendered by the agencies and departments of County government Other revenues such as bad debt recovery, tobacco settlement monies, etc. Other sources such as operating revenue and transfers between County funds Property, sale, and business taxes Fees associated with the generation and processing of legal documents such as franchise fees, business licenses and permits Revenues received as a form of financial sanction for violation of an ordinance, statute or law Interest earnings, rental, lease and other revenues received through use or investment of financial and property based assets PIE-CHART-5

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Non-General Funds Total Expenditures Funds established to provide services primarily outside the County government and are operated on full cost-recovery basis through charges for services. Examples include the Harbor Department, Airports Department, and Ventura County Medical Center Fire suppression, protection, emergency medical aide, and other related services to the unincorporated area of the county and the cities of Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Camarillo, Port Hueneme and Ojai Residential street lighting, street sweeping, median maintenance, bike path maintenance and other services in the areas of Oak Park, Nyeland Acres, El Rio, Solimar, Sea Cliff, Mussel Shoals, etc. Protection, planning, analysis and maintenance of the watersheds of Ventura County Administration, operation, and maintenance of waterworks districts in Moorpark, Piru, Bell Canyon, Somis, Lake Sherwood, Nyleand Acres, El Rio, North Coast and Todd Road Jail Wastewater Treatment Plant Child Support Services, Harbor, Domestic Violence, Workforce Development, In Home Supportive Services, Workforce Development, Library, etc. PIE-CHART-6
Where Do Your Property Taxes Go?

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Where Does Your Sales Tax Go?

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* Sales tax includes ½ percent proposition 172 local public safety allocation
  State portion includes ¼ percent local transportation funds

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