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What is the City of Garland's total budget?
The City of Garland's total operating budget for FY 2013-14 is $629,126,793.

What is the City of Garland's General Fund budget?
The City of Garland's General Fund budget for FY 2013-14 is $139,410,162.

What is the City of Garland's current ad valorem tax rate?
The adopted ad valorem tax rate for FY 2013-14 is 70.46 cents per $100 of valuation.

O&M             39.40
Debt Service  31.06
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Total Rate     70.46 

View the 10-Year Tax Rate History to see a graph plotting the tax rate since 2004.

What is the sales tax rate in Garland?
The sales tax rate in Garland is 8.25%.

What portion of the sales tax does the City of Garland receive?
The City of Garland receives 1% of the 8.25% sales tax levied on goods and services within the city.  Another 1% goes to DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) and the remaining 6.25% to the State.

How many employees does the City of Garland have?
There are 2,058 full-time and 60 part-time positions approved in the FY 2013-14 budget.

How can I view the City of Garland's Budget?
The web version of the current Adopted Budget can be viewed on this website by mid-November of the year of adoption.  Copies of the Adopted Budget are available at the four public libraries, the City Secretary's Office, and the office of Budget & Research following publication.

Budget & Research Department
Garland City Hall
200 N. 5th Street
4th Floor, Suite 427
Garland, TX  75040

What is the typical Garland residential monthly utility cost?
Total for All Utilities:  $244.45
 
To see a breakdown by a specific utility, view the Garland Monthly Utility Cost sheet.