The Finance Department annually oversees the preparation of the City Budget Document. The document includes all operations of the City and is used to communicate the City's organizational goals, policies, and financial plan for the upcoming year. The Budget also serves as an operations guide, describing the activities and services provided by the City. And the Budget serves as a management tool for Department Heads, the Mayor, and City Council Members to administer the operations of the City.

The City prepares a separate budget for each fund of the City. In December of the prior year the City Council adopts the current year's budget for each fund and the City as a whole. The funds of the City are divided into two groups: Governmental Funds and Enterprise Funds.

A summary of the Governmental Funds can be found online. The Budget report for the City of Delano (PDF) and Summary of 2022 General Fund Budget with Comparisons (PDF) can be found online. A complete line item budget for each fund is available at City Hall.