General Budget & Tax Rate Information

The current fiscal year budget and tax rate was adopted by City Council on August 13, 2020.  For questions related to the annual budget and tax rate, the Finance office can be reached at:
City of Temple
2 North Main Street, Suite 302
Temple, TX  76502
254-298-5631
financeweb@templetx.gov

Or you can reach out to your council member, whose contact information can be located here.

The City of Temple resides in Bell County.  Bell County must maintain a database of property tax-related information.  The link for the county’s tax transparency website is found at bellcad.org

Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Data Compared to Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Data

The table below summarizes the City’s adopted budget by fund for the preceding two years (FY 2019 and FY 2020), the current fiscal year (FY 2021), as well as showing the calculated change in the City’s current budget (FY 2021) compared to previous fiscal year (FY 2020).

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The City’s most recent annual budget can be found here, and the most recent Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is found here.

Fiscal Year 2021 Tax Rate Compared to Fiscal Year 2020 Tax Rate

Fiscal year 2021 budget is based on tax year 2020 expected revenue.  For fiscal year 2021, the following rates were calculated and used by the City of Temple to produce it’s adopted budget:

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For a complete explanation of how the FY 2021 rates were calculated, please click here.

The table below summarizes the City’s budget property tax revenue for maintenance and operations (M&O) and debt service (I&S) for the preceding two years (FY 2019 and FY 2020), the current fiscal year (FY 2021), as well as showing the calculated change in the City’s current fiscal year (FY 2021) compared to previous fiscal year (FY 2020).

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The budgeted collection rate for property taxes in fiscal year 2021 is as following:

  • Maintenance & Operations – 98.00% current and 1.00% delinquent
  • Debt Service – 99.00% current and 1.00% delinquent