Budget & Tax Rates

Financial Budget Process:

The City of Harker Heights annual operating budget document outlines the City's financial plan for the fiscal year from October 1 through September 30. The budget affects every resident in our City as it presents expenditure requests and estimates of revenue for all local government funds, including general tax revenue, fees, licenses and permits, charges for services, fines and forfeitures, and miscellaneous revenue. 

How we allocate your taxpayer dollars and monthly costs as utility customers determine the level of service you get in return for City functions, like providing drinking water, resources to respond to emergencies, well-maintained streets, library and park services.

The City of Harker Heights is regularly recognized for its outstanding work, including fiscal stewardship. The City’s annual budget makes it all possible by drawing from our City Council‘s strategic planning and our strong track record of fiscal responsibility.

Budgets for each department or division are broken down into specific cost components, such as personnel costs, supplies, operating expenditures, equipment, etc. The budget also lists capital improvement projects funded for the current fiscal year.