Welcome to the Bexar County Budget Department

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The Budget Department's functions include preparing and presenting the annual County operating budget for approval by Commissioners Court. It has responsibility for monitoring departmental appropriations and expenditures, preparing fiscal assessments/notes, and budgetary transfers as required.

The Budget Department is also responsible for monitoring the performance measures submitted by County departments to evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of programs. The budget staff ensures that its recommendations are based on accurate information and analyses by maintaining a strong emphasis on validation of data between the budget system, the County Financial Management System, the County Human Resources Information Systems, and data generated by County offices and departments.

The Budget Department is also responsible for coordinating the development of the County’s Long Range Financial Forecast and providing quarterly updates to Commissioners Court regarding current year expenditures.

The goals for the Budget Department are to create and support an environment focused on planning, strategic and innovative thinking, practical solutions, and accountability, strengthen Bexar County’s financial position, continuously improve business practices, attract, develop, motivate, and retain a productive and diversified workforce, and accomplish goals in the most cost-effective manner for Bexar citizens.
BEXAR COUNTY, TEXAS
COMMISSIONERS COURT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE
FY 2015-16 PROPOSED BUDGET


The Commissioners Court will hold a public hearing on the FY 2015-16 Proposed Budget on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Double-Height Courtroom on the second floor of the Bexar County Courthouse, 100 Dolorosa Street, Suite 2.01, San Antonio, Texas 78205. Persons wishing to be heard on these matters may appear at this public hearing. Individuals who require auxiliary aids or services for this meeting should contact Bexar County Commissioners Court at least two days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Copies of the Proposed Budget will be available for viewing in the County Clerk’s Office, first floor, Bexar County Courthouse located at 100 Dolorosa, San Antonio, TX 78205; in the County Manager’s Office, tenth floor, Paul Elizondo Tower, located at 101 West Nueva, San Antonio, TX 78205; and in the County Auditor’s Office, eighth floor, Paul Elizondo Tower, located at 101 West Nueva, San Antonio, TX 78205. Citizens wishing to be heard on these matters may appear before Commissioners Court at the budget hearing, or may contact a representative of Commissioners Court by calling (210) 335-2011. The FY 2015-16 Proposed Budget Message will also be available on the Bexar County website: www.bexar.org.

BEXAR COUNTY COURTHOUSE ACCESSIBILITY
STATEMENT FOR DISABLED PERSONS

This meeting site is accessible to disabled persons as follows: Entrance to the Bexar County Courthouse is accessible through the north end of the Courthouse located at the intersection of Dolorosa and Main streets. To access the second floor, individuals must use the handicap ramp located at the northwest corner of the Courthouse and take the elevator to the second floor.
NOTICE OF 2015
TAX YEAR PROPOSED
PROPERTY TAX RATE
FOR BEXAR COUNTY

A tax rate of $0.3145 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of Bexar County. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate.

PROPOSED TAX RATE
$0.3145 per $100
PRECEDING YEAR’S TAX RATE
$0.3145 per $100
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE
$0.288232 per $100
ROLLBACK TAX RATE
$0.337402 per $100

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for Bexar County from the same properties in both the 2014 tax year and the 2015 tax year.

The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that Bexar County may adopt before voters are entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate.

YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE RATES CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:
property tax amount = (rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100

For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations, please contact:

Carlos Gutierrez, PCC, PropertyTax Division Director
Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector
233 N. Pecos-LaTrinidad, San Antonio,TX 78207 210-335-6600
taxoffice@bexar.org
http://www.bexar.org/tax/

You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate:

First Hearing: August 25, 2015, 1:30 PM at 100 Dolorosa St., Suite 2.01, San Antonio,TX 78205
Second Hearing: August 28, 2015, 1:30 PM at 100 Dolorosa St., Suite 2.01, San Antonio,TX 78205
Bexar County Budget Department
Paul Elizondo Tower, 9th Floor
101 West Nueva San Antonio, TX 78205-3411
210-335-2405