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For the typical residential customer, the total for all utilities is $274.28. To see a breakdown by a specific utility, view the Garland Monthly Utility Cost (PDF).
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The City of Garland’s total operating budget for the fiscal year 2022 to 2023 is $966.5 million.
The City of Garland’s General Fund budget for the fiscal year 2022 to 2023 is $214.1 million.
The adopted ad valorem tax rate for the fiscal year 2022 to 2023 is 71.67 cents per $100 of valuation.
The Operations and Maintenance portion is 34.11 plus Debt Service at 37.56 equals the total rate of 71.67. This is a decrease of 4.03 cents per $100 of valuation from fiscal year 2021 to 2022 due to Senate Bill 2 and the 3.5 percent cap on revenue growth from the existing tax base.
The sales tax rate in Garland is 8.25%.
The City of Garland receives 1% of the 8.25% sales tax levied on goods and services within the city. Another 1% goes to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the remaining 6.25% to the State.
There are 2,231 full-time and 76 part-time positions approved in the fiscal year 2022 to 2023 budget, including six banked positions.
The web version of the current Adopted Budget can be viewed on this website by December of the year of adoption. Copies of the Adopted Budget are available at the Central Library, the City Secretary's Office, and the Office of Budget and Research following publication.