Traditional Finances

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 City of Bellaire is preparing to participate in the Texas Comptroller's Transparency Stars program.

The following data is based on the most recently completed and certified fiscal year of 2020 (October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020)


Fiscal Year 2020Per Capita
Total Revenue
$40,408,869
$2,130
Property Tax Revenue$21,398,243$1,128
Sales Tax Revenue$2,479,303$131
Total Expenditures$41,577,359$2,192

Per capita figures above are calculated on the City's 2020 estimated population of 18,971 based on Census.gov.

The City had 185.5 full-time equivalent positions for all personnel at the end of fiscal year 2020. 


Summary and Charts


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Documents and Downloadable Data

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

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

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

FY2021 Adopted Budget (PDF)

FY2021 Adopted Budget (Raw Format)

FY2021 Budget in Brief

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 

Main Phone

713-662-8222