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The City of Round Rock 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.

Preparing for FY 2022

Fiscal Year 2022 begins Oct. 1, 2021. A timeline for the passage of the proposed FY 2022 budget can be found at the bottom of this page. 

City Council met on July 22 to hold preliminary discussions on the budget. An overview of the proposed budget was given in the FY 2022 Budget Workshop Presentation, and detailed information can be found in the FY 2022 Proposed Budget Workshop Book.

About this year's budget

Fiscal Year 2021 ends Sept. 30, 2021. The complete FY 2021 Adopted Budget Book can be found here.

FY 2021 Budget Breakdown

*Includes Water and Wastewater Utility, Hotel Occupancy Tax, Stormwater, Type B (transportation and economic development sales tax), and other special revenue funds.

The Finance Department prepared an easy-to-read one-page overview to assist the public in understanding and assessing the $420.2 million spending plan for Fiscal Year 2021, which began Oct. 1, 2020, and ends Sept. 30, 2021. The document covers the tax rate, other rates (water, solid waste, etc.) and funding priorities.

FY 2021 Property Tax Rate

The tax rate for the current budget ending Sept. 30, 2021 is 43.9 cents per $100 of valuation, which is the same as the FY 2020 City property tax rate. The rate was an increase of approximately 1.3 cents from the no new revenue tax rate, which is the rate that generates the same amount of revenue as the previous year based on the growth in property values from the previous year.

The adopted tax rate of $0.439000 restores $1.5 million of funding for neighborhood street maintenance and provides a total of $3 million for this program to continue through FY 2021.

Strategic Plan Goals

The City’s Strategic Plan, updated annually by the City Council at its annual retreat in February, is implemented through the budget process and shapes the City’s priorities. Explore the six strategic goals below by hovering over the icons:

#1. Financially Sound City Providing High-Value Services​
#2. City Infrastructure: Today and for Tomorrow​
#3. “The Sports Capital of Texas” for Tourism and Residents​
#4. Great Community to Live​
#5. Sustainable Neighborhoods — Old and New​
#6. Authentic Downtown — Exciting Community Destination​

Timeline for proposed FY 2022 budget

Each spring, the City begins the annual budget process to determine the needs of the City. Budget discussions provide a starting point for the City Council’s priorities for specific programs and projects to be funded for the upcoming fiscal year. The following dates are the timeline for discussion and action for the FY 2022 budget, which is Oct. 1, 2021 through Sept. 30, 2022:

JULY 22 — City Council holds annual budget workshop

JULY 22 — Vote to approve Fiscal 2021 operating budget for the Round Rock Transportation and Economic Development Corporation (Type B)

JULY 25 — Williamson Central Appraisal District and Travis Central Appraisal District certify tax rolls

AUG 10 — City Council holds packet briefing and budget work session on the proposed budget and tax rate

AUG 12 — Regular City Council meeting

    • Council vote to publish and propose maximum tax rate, set public hearings

AUG 24 — City Council packet briefing and work session on the proposed budget and tax rate

AUG 26 — Regular City Council meeting

    • Budget and tax rate public hearings 
    • First reading of tax rate and budget ordinances
    • Authorized Purchases List

SEP 7 — City Council packet briefing and work session on the proposed budget and tax rate

SEP 9 — Regular City Council meeting

    • Final adoption of tax rate and budget ordinances
    • Ratify property tax rate
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