Traditional Finances

Transparency Star Traditional Finances

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

View more information on the Texas Comptroller's Transparency Stars program.

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)

Type of Revenue/ExpenditureFiscal Year 2021Per Capita
Total Revenue$40,610,905$2,361
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 & Charts

Revenues and Expenditures Per Capita, Fiscal 2017 through 2021 bar graph

Property Tax Rate per $100 Valuation, Fiscal 2018 through 2022 bar graph

Documents & Downloadable Data

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

Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

Budgets for Last Five Fiscal Years 

Check Register for Three Complete Fiscal Years

Administration Information

Elected Officials

Open Records/Public Information

Contact Information

City of Bellaire
7008 S Rice Avenue
Bellaire, TX  77401 

Main Phone: 713-662-8222