Fee Studies

Rate and Fee StudyInformation about studies, discussions, and proposals on City of Rawlins Fees and Rates will be shared on this webpage as a central location to find the pertinent information. If you have questions, please contact Community Relations at 307-328-4500 ext. 1022. 

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On Tuesday, January 30th, 2024, the City Council held a workshop to review the rate and fee study performed by City Manager Tom Sarvey. This study included an analysis of all current rates, income, expenses and gave an initial staff recommendation.   To review the information presented, please follow the links below:

Recording of Council Work Session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CFbI-kLvwI

Full Fee and Rate Agenda and Link to Study: https://go.boarddocs.com/wy/rawlins/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=CZANKU5CCD24

Fees and Rates will likely be discussed by the Council again in March, allowing staff to provide Council-requested information and incorporate Council feedback from the work session. There will also be time for written public feedback on the proposed rates, and there will be a public hearing at the Council Meeting where any change to fees is adopted.  

All City Council meetings are announced at www.rawlinswy.gov/boarddocs. Rawlins City Council meetings are held every first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30p. Work sessions are often held beforehand, typically at 6:00 pm.

Please contact Mira Miller, Community Relations/PIO at 307-328-4500 ext. 1022 with questions.

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There is a City of Rawlins Council Work Session on Tuesday, January 30th, at 5:00 pm at City Hall, 521 W. Cedar, to review rates and fees. As a work session, no council action will be taken. City Manager Tom Sarvey is completing a rate and fee study.  This session will be a presentation by Sarvey to share detailed financial information on income, expenses, and proposed rates/fees. We encourage our community to attend the meeting, watch online during or afterward, and review the rate/fee study.

During and after the presentation, the recording will be available online at www.rawlinswy.gov/youtube, and the documents will be available at www.rawlinswy.gov/boarddocs and in person for review. In future meeting(s), the Council will discuss the information and provide feedback before the rates and fees are changed.  There will also be time for written public feedback on the proposed rates, and there will be a public hearing at the Council Meeting where any change to fees is adopted.

The City of Rawlins is working on plans so we can maintain our infrastructure and provide services to the community. This is necessary as 1) an overextended budget led to seven general fund positions being frozen, and 2) infrastructure and facility maintenance have not been fully funded for many years. Reviewing the rates and fees is an important part of the budgetary process.

This rate and fee presentation will include an assessment of all city rates and fees, including:

  • Animal Licenses
  • Building Permits
  • Cemetery Fees
  • Contractors’ Licenses
  • Non-resident, Liquor, and other Business Licenses
  • Planning Fees
  • Recreation, Shooting Range and Golf Rates
  • Rental Fees
  • Water and Sewer Rates