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Approved Budget - 2017-18

The City of Austin fiscal year begins on October 1. In the Spring, the City begins the annual budget preparation process which includes opportunities for citizen participation and culminates with the adoption of a final budget in mid-September. Any comments, questions, or suggestions about the City's budget can be sent to COA.budget@austintexas.gov.

Many parts of the budget documents are in Adobe PDF format. To download click Adobe Acrobat Reader.

DESCRIPTION LINK TYPE
 Approved Budget Volume 1  pdf
 Approved Budget Volume 2  pdf

Proposed Budget - 2017-18

The City of Austin fiscal year begins on October 1. In the Spring, the City begins the annual budget preparation process which includes opportunities for citizen participation and culminates with the adoption of a final budget in mid-September. Any comments, questions, or suggestions about the City's budget can be sent to COA.budget@austintexas.gov.

Many parts of the budget documents are in Adobe PDF format. To download click Adobe Acrobat Reader.

DESCRIPTION LINK TYPE
Proposed Budget Volume 1 - 8/2/2017  pdf
Proposed Budget Volume 2 - 8/2/2017  pdf

Annual Budgets

To request a copy of the approved budget for a prior year not listed, click here or on the Open Records Request link located at the bottom of the Austin Finance Online screen. Annual Approved Budget Documents are also available at Austin Public Libraries.

FISCAL YEAR 2016-2017  
Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Volume I pdf
Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Volume II pdf
FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016  
Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Volume I pdf
Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Volume II pdf
FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015  
Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Volume I pdf
Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Volume II pdf
FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014  
Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Volume I pdf
Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Volume II pdf
FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013  
Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Volume I pdf
Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Volume II pdf
FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012  
Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Volume I pdf
Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Volume II pdf
FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011  
Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Volume I pdf
Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Volume II pdf
Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Approved Fee Schedule pdf
FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010  
Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Volume I pdf
Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Volume II pdf
Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Volume III pdf

Property Tax Information and Adopted Budget Vote

This budget will raise more revenue from property taxes than last year's budget by an amount of $ 61,587,721, which is an 11.1 percent increase from last year's budget. The property tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year is $ 12,216,639.

Austin City Council vote by each member on fiscal year 2017-2018 Adopted Budget:

FOR:

AGAINST:

PRESENT and not voting: None

ABSENT: None

City of Austin Property Tax Rates:

Fiscal Year 2016-2017 2017-2018
Property Tax Rate 0.4418 0.4448
Effective Tax Rate 0.4112 0.4107
Effective M&O Tax Rate 0.3148 0.3145
Rollback Tax Rate 0.4418 0.4451
Debt Rate 0.1019 0.1055
2017-2018 Austin General Obligation Debt Service: $183,505,953

 

Raw Budget Data

The comparison of actual expenditures to budget may appear inconsistent. That is because base wages for personnel are fully budgeted in the expense categories regular wages—full-time, regular wages—part-time or regular wages—civil service. The budget does not assume expenditure levels for the various leave categories, such as sick pay, vacation pay, or jury leave. However, actual expenses for various leave categories are recorded based on timesheet coding. The result is that actual expenditures for regular wages are spread across multiple expense categories while the budget is shown in one expense category.

Personnel savings is budgeted to account for the likely savings in personnel costs generated through attrition. However, the savings is realized in the expense categories regular wages—full-time, regular wages --part-time and regular wages—civil service. Therefore, the actual expenditures in the personnel savings expense category will always be zero.

The data contained on this website is for informational purposes only. Certain Austin Energy budget items have been excluded as competitive matters under Texas Government Code Section 552.133 and City Council Resolution 20051201-002.

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Tax Rates

Fiscal Year 2015-16 Rate
Property 45.89 cents per $100 of taxable value
Sales 1% of gross taxable sales
Hotel/Motel Occupancy 9% of room rate
Motor Vehicle Rental 5% of gross rental receipts
Mixed Drink The State of Texas assesses a tax of 14% on the sale of mixed drinks. The City receives 8.3065% of mixed drink tax receipts collected in Austin
Bingo The State of Texas assesses a 5% prize fee on bingo winnings in excess of $5. The City receives 25% of the fee collected on a prize awarded at a bingo game conducted in Austin.
Fiscal Year 2014-15 Rate
Property 48.09 cents per $100 of taxable value
Sales 1% of gross taxable sales
Hotel/Motel Occupancy 9% of room rate
Motor Vehicle Rental 5% of gross rental receipts
Mixed Drink The State of Texas assesses a tax of 14% on the sale of mixed drinks. The City receives 8.3065% of mixed drink tax receipts collected in Austin
Bingo The State of Texas assesses a 5% prize fee on bingo winnings in excess of $5. The City receives 25% of the fee collected on a prize awarded at a bingo game conducted in Austin.
Fiscal Year 2013-14 Rate
Property 50.27 cents per $100 of taxable value
Sales 1% of gross taxable sales
Hotel/Motel Occupancy 9% of room rate
Motor Vehicle Rental 5% of gross rental receipts
Mixed Drink The State of Texas assesses a tax of 14% on the sale of mixed drinks. The City receives 8.3065% of mixed drink tax receipts collected in Austin
Bingo The State of Texas assesses a 5% prize fee on bingo winnings in excess of $5. The City receives 25% of the fee collected on a prize awarded at a bingo game conducted in Austin.
Fiscal Year 2012-13 Rate
Property 50.29 cents per $100 of taxable value
Sales 1% of gross taxable sales
Hotel/Motel Occupancy 9% of room rate
Motor Vehicle Rental 5% of gross rental receipts
Mixed Drink The State of Texas assesses a tax of 14% on the sale of mixed drinks. The City receives 8.3065% of mixed drink tax receipts collected in Austin
Bingo The State of Texas assesses a 5% prize fee on bingo winnings in excess of $5. The City receives 25% of the fee collected on a prize awarded at a bingo game conducted in Austin.

Budget Input

The FY 2018-19 Public Engagement Report will be available August 2018

Five-Year Financial Forecast

Fiscal Year 2019-2023 Forecast Worksessions
April 24 - Financial Forecast Fiscal Years 2019-2023
Presentation pdf

Council Budget Work Sessions

The City of Austin fiscal year begins on October 1. In the Spring, the City begins the annual budget preparation process which includes opportunities for citizen participation and culminates with the adoption of a final budget in mid-September. Any comments, questions, or suggestions about the City's budget can be sent to BudgetQA@austintexas.gov.

Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget Work Sessions
FY 2019 Strategic Outcome Presentations
FY 2019 Strategic Outcome Presentation - March 7 pdf
FY 2019 Strategic Outcome Presentation - February 21 pdf
Financial Forecast
FY 2019 Financial Forecast Presentation and Report - April 4th pdf

Public Budget Meetings at Boards and Commissions

The City of Austin would like to hear your budget priorities for the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget. During May and June, the City's boards and commissions will be discussing various department FY 2018-23 Financial Forecast information in public meetings.

Click on the link to the right of each meeting to access agendas, minutes, video footage (if recorded), and back-up materials such as presentation slides. To sign up to speak at a meeting, click on the link and contact the staff liaison listed on the page.

 To sort the list of meetings by name, date or location, click on the header. Or type in the Quick Filter; for example, "parks" to find the Parks Board meeting.

 

BOARD / COMMISSION NAME DATE TIME LOCATION LINKS
African American Resource Advisory Commission May 1st
June 5th
5:30pm Britton, Durst Howard and Spence Community Center, 1183 Chestnut Ave. link
ATCEMS Advisory Board Meeting May 2nd 9:30am 15 Waller St., 2nd floor of RBJ Health Center link
Austin Airport Advisory Commission May 8th
June 12th
5:00pm 2716 Spirit of Texas Drive, Room 174-A link
Animal Advisory Commission May 14th 6:00pm City Hall, Boards and Commissions Room 1101 link
Arts Commission May 21st 6:00pm TBD link
Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission May 15th 6:00pm City Hall, Room TBD link
Commission for Women May 9th 12:000pm Terrazas Branch Library link
Commission on Immigrant Affairs May 14th 6:30pm TBD link
Commission on Seniors May 9th 12:00pm City Hall, Boards and Commission, Room 1101 link
Commission on Veterans Affairs May 16th 7:00pm TBD link
Community Development Commission May 8th 6:30pm Street-Jones Building, Suite 400A link
Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board May 4th
June 1st
7:30am City Hall, Boards and Commission, Room 1101 link
Downtown Commission May 16th 5:30pm City Hall, Boards and Commission, Room 1101 link
Early Childhood Council May 9th 9:00am TBD link
Environmental Commission May 2nd
May 16th
June 6th
6:00pm City Hall, Council Chambers link
Flood Mitigation Task Force May 4th
May 16th
6:00pm One Texas Center, Room 325 link
Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Commission May 22nd 6:30pm Mexican American Cultural Center link
Historic Landmark Commission May 21st 6:00pm City Hall, Council Chambers link
Joint Inclusion Committee May 29th 3:30pm TBD link
Joint Sustainability Committee May 29th 3:30pm City Hall, Council Chambers link
LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission May 21st 7:00pm TBD link
Library Commission May 21st 6:00pm Little Walnut Creek Branch Library link
Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities May 11th 5:00pm City Hall, Boards and Commission, Room 1101 link
Mexican American Cultural Center Advisory Board May 2nd
June 6th
6:00pm Mexican American Cultural Center link
Music Commission May 7th
June 4th
6:30pm TBD link
Parks and Recreation Board May 22nd 6:00pm City Hall, Boards and Commission, Room 1101 link
Public Safety Commission May 7th
June 4th
4:00pm TBD link
Urban Transportation Commission May 8th 5:00pm City Hall, Boards and Commission, Room 1101 link
Water and Wastewater Commission May 9th 6:00pm Waller Creek Center link
Zero Waste Advisory Committee May 9th 6:30pm City Hall, Council Chambers link

 

Budget & Tax Rate Public Hearings

The City Council will hold public hearings on the Proposed Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget on the following dates. Click on the link to the right of the meeting to access agendas and other information. To get information about speaking at a Council Meeting click here.

MEETING DATE TIME LOCATION LINK
Budget/Tax Rate Hearing August 22nd 1:00 pm Austin City Hall link
Budget/Tax Rate Hearing August 30th No Time Certain Austin City Hall link

Budget Development Reports

The City of Austin fiscal year begins on October 1. In the Spring, the City begins the annual budget preparation process which includes opportunities for citizen participation and culminates with the adoption of a final budget in mid-September. Any comments, questions, or suggestions about the City's budget can be sent to COA.budget@austintexas.gov.

Many parts of the budget documents are in Adobe PDF format. To download click Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Council's Budget Questions

Current Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR) for the City of Austin are available below. The archives are of prior CAFRs.

Please note: The electronic CAFR is identical to the printed version of the document. The CAFR has not been updated for developments subsequent to the date of the independent auditor's report. Adobe Acrobat Reader Required (best if viewed in Reader 6.0 or above)

DESCRIPTION LINK TYPE
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2017 pdf

Archived Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Quarterly Financial Reports

Monthly Financial Reports

Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Reports
December 2017 pdf
November 2017 pdf
October 2017 pdf
Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Reports
August 2017 pdf
July 2017 pdf
May 2017 pdf
April 2017 pdf
February 2017 pdf
January 2017 pdf
November 2016 pdf
October 2016 pdf
Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Reports
August 2016 pdf
July 2016 pdf
May 2016 pdf
April 2016 pdf
February 2016 pdf
January 2016 pdf
November 2015 pdf
October 2015 pdf
Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Reports
August 2014 pdf
July 2014 pdf
May 2014 pdf
April 2014 pdf
February 2014 pdf
January 2014 pdf
November 2013 pdf
October 2013 pdf

Where does the City get General Fund Money

How does the City spend General Fund Money

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