Traditional Finances


The City of Bellaire has been awarded a Transparency Star in Traditional Finances. 

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Financial Summary

The City of Bellaire’s Finance Department strives to provide our residents a transparent view of the City’s finances.  The Finance Department is committed to providing a clear picture of the City’s budget and finances by:

Providing timely, accurate, clear, and complete information,

Supporting other departments, our citizens, and the community at large while protecting assets, both real and intangible,

Ensuring compliance with:

  • Federal, state, and local laws and regulations,
  • Adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB),

Continued improvement through participation in the:

  • Government Finance Officers Association's Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program,
  • Government Finance Officers Association's Distinguished Budget Presentation Program, 
  • Texas Comptroller’s Local Government Debt Reporting, and
  • *Texas Comptroller's Transparency Stars program promoting financial transparency.

The following data is based on the most recently completed and certified fiscal year of 2021 (October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021)

Fiscal Year 2021Per Capita
Total Revenue
Property Tax Revenue$21,521,542$1,251
Sales Tax Revenue$2,813,794$164
Total Expenditures$41,248,629$2,398

Per capita figures above are calculated on the City's 2020 estimated population of 17,202 based on

The City had 185.5 full-time equivalent positions for all personnel at the end of fiscal year 2021. 

Summary and Charts


FY22PropertyTaxRateChart (3)

Documents and Downloadable Data

The City publishes numerous documents each year regarding the City’s budget and finances, including the following:

  • Annual Comprehensive Financial Reports (ACFR)
  • Annual Budgets
  • Budget in Brief
  • Monthly Financial Reports
  • Quarterly Financial Reports
  • Annual Local Debt Reports

Annual Comprehensive Financial Reports

FY2022 Budget in Brief (PDF).

FY2022 Adopted Budget (PDF).

FY2022 Budget Presentation (PDF).

City Council Member Financial Inquiries and Staff Responses

Budgets for Last Five Fiscal Years 

Check Register for Three Complete Fiscal Years

Administration Information

Elected Officials

Open Records/Public Information

City of Bellaire

7008 South Rice Ave, Bellaire, Texas  77401 

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