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Financial Summary
Galveston County welcomes you to our Financial Transparency webpage.  It is our objective to provide the public with clear, understandable and searchable information regarding the county's finances and so much more.
Galveston County believes that its citizens can participate in their own informed governance only to the extent they understand the actions taken by its executive body, the Galveston County Commissioners Court.  Transparency of Commissioners Court actions promotes citizen understanding, which in turn generates feedback that improves governance.
An important part of the Commissioners Court’s actions involves finances: the means by which the county raises revenues (1), and the purposes for which it makes expenditures (2).
The chart below shows the revenues and expenditures per capita for the period including fiscal year 2014 through 2018.  Population data was provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Since Hurricane Ike in 2008, Galveston County has been the recipient of a multitude of grant funds to assist with disaster recovery.  The county continues to use grant monies to restore beaches and dunes, remediate and improve infrastructure, restore county facilities and repair, rebuild and elevate homes.  
The chart below shows the revenues and expenditures per capita, excluding the grant funds, for the period including fiscal years 2014 through 2018.  Population data was provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Please view Galveston County's Finance Summary for FY2018 in addition to the information provided below.
(1) Revenues are financial inflows such as ad valorem property tax collections, grants received from governmental agencies, and fees paid by individuals for services provided by the County Clerk, District Clerk, Tax Assessor-Collector, etc. 
(2) Expenditures are financial outflows used to pay for the ongoing operations of the county - for public safety, health and social welfare, culture and recreation, conservation, road and flood-control projects, and the administration of county government.
Galveston County Budget
Basic transparency in financial planning is achieved through the annual budget process.  Workshops open to the public are held during the summer months to discuss the various departments’ needs for spending as constrained by the expected availability of financial resources.  A detailed, county-wide budget is subsequently adopted in a formal meeting of the Commissioners Court.
To provide the public with the ability to perform analysis, Galveston County now provides a "raw budget" which will allow viewers to take a deeper look into the budget, if desired.   
Adopted budgets (pdf's and raw formats) from FY 2009 to current can be found below under Adopte​d Bu​dgets.
Galveston County Tax Rates
Galveston County tax rates have consistently decreased over the past five years from 0.589800 in 2014 to 0.551900 in 2018. A historic perspective of the tax rate change is shown in the graph below.
Additional tax rates for cities, school districts, mud districts, etc. can be found below under County Wide Tax Rates.
Annual Financial Reports 
Basic transparency in financial reporting is achieved through the publication of the county’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, prepared in accordance with the strict regulations of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.  The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report contains the opinion of an independent audit firm of Certified Public Accountants as to whether the financial data included therein presents fairly the financial position of the county.  Governmental entities that issue Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports of the highest quality may apply for the Governmental Finance Officers Association’s “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.”  Galveston County is proud to have received a “Certificate of Achievement” for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2017, its twenty-first consecutive such annual award and expects to receive its twenty-second award for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, currently under review.
Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports from FY2004 to current can be found below under Annual Financial Reports.
Debt Obligations
Click here to access the County Debt Transparency Page.
County Public Pension
Click here to access the County Public Pension Page.
 Additional Financial Information

The county is a proud participant in the Transparency Stars program.  Galveston County has enhanced transparency in financial reporting through its participation in the Texas State Comptroller’s “Transparency Stars” program.  This program prescribes that certain documents – for example, multiple years of adopted budgets, Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports, and check registers - be made easily accessible in electronic format on the county’s web page. 

Additional financial iinformation can be found below such as Monthly Financial Reports, Internal Audit ReportsSingle Audit Reports, Procurement Card Transactions, Estimated Available Resources Analysis, etc.

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 Annual Financial Reports


 Monthly Financial Reports


 Internal Audit Reports


 Single Audit Reports


 Adopted Budgets


 Procurement Card Transactions


 Check Expense Register


 County Wide Tax Rates


 Estimated Available Resources