Finance Administration

The Finance Department is responsible for general accounting, accounts payable, utility billing, purchasing, and municipal court operations. This includes cash and debt management, payroll processing, and monitoring of all revenue and expenditure activity of the city. The city's fiscal year is October 1 through September 30. The city issues a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) following the completion of the annual audit.

The city’s taxes are collected by Harris County. You can pay and view your tax information at Harris County Tax Collections Office.

Beginning October 1, 2016, the new City water and sewer rates will go into effect and will first be reflected in the November 2016 billing. The new water and sewer rates can be viewed here.
  1. Public Hearings on 2016 Tax Year Proposed Property Tax Rate Increase for City of Bellaire

    The City Council will hold two (2) public hearings on the proposed property tax rate for the City of Bellaire for the 2016 tax year on Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 6:00 p.m., and again on Monday, October 10, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. Read on...
  2. Newly adopted Water and Wastewater Rates with November 2016 Billing

    Council adopted new water and wastewater rates at their September 12, 2016 meeting.  The adopted rates are effective October 1, 2016 and will be reflected in the November 2016 bill. Learn More
  3. Life-long Learners and the Joy of Reading

    Check out Library Director Mary Cohrs' article on Life-long Learners and the Joy of Reading! Click here for the full article
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