Board policy maintains an undesignated fund balance of 5 percent and a target of 7.5 percent of planned operating expenditures.
One of the few counties in the nation to hold both the Award for Distinguished Budget Presentation and the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association.
Consistently improving bond ratings allow the county's general obligation bonds to trade at AAA rates.
Chesterfield County is one of only a few counties in the nation to hold AAA ratings from all three major bond rating agencies. This status reflects exceptional management of financial operations and conservative fiscal policies.