Dallas, Texas

Office of Financial Services
Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dallas' total budget?

The City Council authorizes the total budget for each fiscal year.  For a specific budget year please see the web pages for that year or contact the Office of Financial Services:

1500 Marilla Street, Room 4FN
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 670-3659

What is Dallas' total General Fund Budget?

The City Council authorizes the General Fund budget for each fiscal year.  For a specific budget year please see the web pages for that year or contact the Office of Financial Services:

1500 Marilla Street, Room 4FN
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 670-3659

What is the Dallas current tax rate?

The FY 2010-2011 tax rate is $0.7970 per $100 assessed valuation. For further information, see the budget overview and budget highlights or contact the Office of Financial Services:

1500 Marilla Street, Room 4FN
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 670-3659

How many employees does the City of Dallas have?

City Council authorized 12,592.3 Full Time equivalents for FY 2010-2011.

How much G.O. Debt was outstanding at the end of fiscal year 2010?

As of September 30, 2010, $1,938,124,913 was outstanding.

What is the per capita debt for the City of Dallas?

As of September 30, 2010, per capita debt was $1,472 based on a population of 1,316,380.

When will construction on a specific project be completed?

Specific information on the construction status of bond projects is available from two sources:

Department of Public Works and Transportation
320 E. Jefferson Boulevard, Room 101
(214) 948-4239

Park and Recreation Department
1500 Marilla Street, Room 6FS
(214) 670-4071

Where can I get information on the G.O. Bond propositions?

Information about the 2006 General Obligation Bond propostions can be found online.  Copies of bond booklets are available for viewing and/or photocopying in the Dallas Public Libraries and in the Department of Financial Services:

1500 Marilla Street, Room 4FS
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 670-5792

Is the Council Agenda available online?

The Council Agendas and approved minutes are available on the City Secretary's home page.

Where can citizens pick up Council agendas?

City Hall Information Desk, Lobby

City Secretary's Office, City Hall, Room 5DS, (214) 670-3741

Agenda Office, City Hall, Room 4FS, (214) 670-310

Who regulates cable TV?

The City of Dallas has limited regulatory control over the services offered by Time Warner Cable and their customer service. The rates charged for cable TV are unregulated and are at the sole discretion of the cable provider.

What is the customer service phone number for Time Warner Cable?

The main number is 214-328-2882 in Dallas.
Or visit www.timewarnercable.com for all channel lineups and contact information for the North Texas area.

How do I appeal the tax appraised value of my property (real estate or business property)?

Contact the Dallas Central Appraisal District at (214) 631-0910.

How do I apply for a homestead and over 65 tax exemption for my residence?

Contact the Dallas Central Appraisal District at (214) 631-0910.

 


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