Texas Comptroller Transparency Star Program

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts' Transparency Stars program recognizes local governments for going above and beyond in their transparency efforts. The City of Dallas strives to ensure that residents are able to readily access and view financial summary information.

To learn more about the program, please visit the Texas Comptroller Transparency Star program website.

Traditional Finance Summary

The financial data is collected through collaborative efforts with multiple departments and reports such as the Budget Accountability ReportAdopted Budget, and the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR). These reports include detailed information to support financial transparency efforts. 

The per capita figures are based on the City's 2023 estimated population of 1,300,642*.


Glossary

This link provides explanations and a glossary of terms utilized in various financial documents and reports. 

 

Fiscal Year 2023-24 Adopted Budget

    
                       Total         Per Capita
Revenue:
General Fund
Property Tax - Governmental
             1,047,595,636                          805.45
Sales Tax - Governmental                 451,745,839                          347.33
Franchise & Other                 126,633,664                             97.36
Charges for Service
                 117,236,140                             90.14
Fines and Forfeitures
                    20,117,759                             15.47
Operating Transfers In                    28,086,049                             21.59
Intergovernmental
                    16,177,900                             12.44
Miscellaneous
                       9,882,543                                7.60
Licenses and Permits                       6,100,940                                4.69
Interest
                    14,000,000                             10.76
General Fund Total 
             1,837,576,470                      1,412.82
Enterprise Funds1,389,920,364                     1,068.64
Debt Service Fund443,871,742341.27
Total Revenue3,671,368,5762822.74
Expenses:
General Fund1,837,576,4701412.82
Enterprise Funds1,401,626,3061077.64
Debt Service Fund420,687,511323.45
Total Expenditures3,659,890,2872813.91
Other Information:
2023 Population*
1,300,642
Full-Time Equivalents16,141.00


*Source: U.S. Census Bureau


The following chart represents the revenue & expenses for the General Fund only.

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The following chart represents the property tax history for the last five fiscal years.

For additional information please visit Property Tax History from 1985.

 

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Documents

Budgets for the last five fiscal years

 FY 2023-24          FY 2022-23           FY 2021-22            FY 2020-21            FY 2019-20             


Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) for the last five fiscal years 

2022          2021          2020          2019          2018


 

Downloadable Data


FY 2023-24 Adopted Budget (raw data) 


Open Checkbook (Open Vendor Payments)

Open Checkbook is an interactive database that provides information on the City's checks and electronic disbursements. Detailed information is provided, including the vendor, the amount of each payment, and the department to which payment was charged.



Other Information

City Council

This link provides information regarding the Mayor and Council Members with maps, contact information, and resident resources.

 

City Manager's Office

This link provides information regarding the City Manager and Executive Leadership Team. 


The Transparency Stars page is managed by Budget & Management Services 
If you have questions or suggestions for how we can improve this website, please email financialtransparency@dallas.gov


Open Records Request

The Open Records Request service increases resident access to public information in accordance with state and federal open government/public information laws and practices. This link will allow residents to submit an open records request, track the status of an existing request, and find answers to common open records questions. For more information, please email openrecords@dallas.gov