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Financial Data

Texas County Fiscal Years. Information on county fiscal years and a table listing each county's fiscal year; updated January 2016.


 
County Debt Information. This will take you to the Texas Bond Review Board's site where the Local Government page gives you access to data on outstanding debt for Independent School Districts, Counties, etc.
 
Government Accounting Standards Board. The mission of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board is to establish and improve standards of state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting that will result in useful information for users of financial reports and guide and educate the public, including issuers, auditors, and users of those financial reports.
  • GASB Projects Page. Information about the projects that make up GASB’s technical plan: current major projects, practice issues, and pre-agenda research.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)  The GFOA is the professional association of state/provincial and local finance officers in the United States and Canada.

International City-County Management Association (ICMA). Professional and educational organization representing appointed managers and administrators in local governments throughout the world.
 
NASPO. National Association of State Procurement Officers homepage. Links to conferences and publications. Look here to purchase copies of "State and Local Government Purchasing Principals and Practices" and " Survey of State and Local Government Purchasing Practices."
 
National Association of State Budget Officers. The professional membership organization for state finance officers. The major functions of the organization consist of research, policy development, education, training, and technical assistance.
 
Office of Management and Budget. OMB submissions to the Federal Register of proposed and final rule submissions.
 
Office of Management and Budget Circulars -- State and Local Government. OMB Circulars of interest to State and Local Governments.
 
Service Efforts and Accomplishments (SEA) Reporting. From GASB, a place to find information about the measurements of results for government services.
 
Texas Association of County Auditors. Includes lists of publications and resources, as well as upcoming conferences, etc.
 
Texas Bond Review Board. Their stated mission is to ensure that debt financing is used prudently to meet Texas' infrastructure needs and other public purposes; to support and enhance the debt issuance and debt management functions of state and local entities; and to administer the state's private activity bond allocation.
 
Texas State Expenditures by County. Includes a summary of net expenditures by county for major spending categories; a summary of net expenditures by county, ranked by total; and a table that details state agency expenditures by county. This link is to the State Comptroller's web page for Texas State Expenditures By County. Look for the report for the year you need.
 
United States Government General Ledger. This site offers the Standard General Ledger (SGL), Chart of Accounts, SGL Accounts and Definitions and Report Crosswalks previously issued in Treasury Financial Manual Supplement II, and more.
 

State Budget

Links to the state budget, budget analyses, and related items can be found on our State Budget Updates page.
 

Salary Survey

2016 Salary Survey. The 2016 survey of county officials' salaries is now available on-line. This is the entire document showing salaries for all elected county officials and the county auditors. We only publish this document in even numbered years, which means there will NOT be a 2017 edition. This document has been altered since publication due to the following corrections:
  • Added Lipscomb County salary information, all offices, on April 28, 2016.
  • Added Sutton County salary information, all offices, on April 28, 2016.
  • Added Titus County salary information, all offices, on April 29, 2016.
  • Correct entry, to show Fort Bend County Judge does not get a vehilce, on August 3, 2017.

In addition, there is a MS Excel workbook with the base salary data from Section One of the 2016 Salary Survey (plus the salary ranges of constables and justices of the peace) including any changes previously noted.

2014 Salary Survey. This document provides the salaries of all elected county officials and the county auditors. This document has been altered since publication due to the following corrections:
  • Added Scurry County salary information, all offices, on April 30, 2014.
  • Corrected commissioners' salaries for Brazoria County on April 30, 2014.
  • Corrected Collin County judge's salary and sheriff's car allowance on May 5, 2014.
  • Corrected Comal County judge's salary and supplemental salary on May 5, 2014.
  • Added Hidalgo County salary information, all offices, on May 6, 2014.
  • Added Brown County salary information, all offices, on July 9, 2014.
  • Corrected Fort Bend County judge's information to show that the judge is NOT provided with a car on August 19, 2015.
In addition, we now have a MS Excel workbook available with the data from Section One of the 2014 Salary Survey (plus the salary ranges of constables and justices of the peace) including any changes previously noted. 
  

Taxes

County Tax Rates, General Fund. The General Fund county property tax rates as reported to the Texas Comptroller Public Accounts.
 
County Tax Rates, Total. Total county property tax rates as reported to the Texas Comptroller Public Accounts.
 
Green City's List of Appraisal District. Address, phone and fax information for Texas' Appraisal Districts.
 
Green City's List of Appraisal Districts Links. Links to Texas Appraisal Districts' web sites from the Green City Network.
 
Texas Association of Appraisal Districts. Access forms, look at legislative information, or find out what appraisal districts or agencies have positions available.

 

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Appraisal District Directory. Appraisal district addresses and telephone numbers listed by county.
 

Quarterly Sales Tax Historical Data. Obtain a table of sales tax receipts by state, city, county or MSA.

STAR System. State Tax Automated Research System. Search by topic, tax type, document type, status. Allows date filters and word/phrase queries.
 

Other States

Auditor of Public Accounts, Richmond, VA. The Auditor of Public Accounts is the independent auditor serving the Commonwealth of Virginia.
 
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Serves as the state's lead agency in housing finance and development; promulgates building codes to be adopted by local governments; provides comprehensive planning, technical and research assistance to local governments; and serves as the lead agency for the state's solid waste reduction efforts.
 
Georgia's Uniform Chart of Accounts. Developed by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
 
Massachusetts Department of Revenue -- Division of Local Services. The Division of Local Services is responsible for assisting Massachusetts' cities and towns in their efforts to achieve equitable property taxation and efficient fiscal management --- (We understand that they don't have counties anymore).
 
New York State Comptroller -- Local Government Audits. The Comptroller is designated by the NYS Constitution and general statutes to supervise the fiscal affairs of New York State's local governments.
 
North Carolina Institute of Government. Provides access to the resources of the Institute of Government, part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  From here, you can connect to many federal government information resources, as well as to North Carolina state and local government resources.
 
Utah Uniform Accounting Manual. For for all local governments in Utah.