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Government Transparency


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The City of Coppell supports an Open Government philosophy and has established a comprehensive online resource for citizens to review a variety of government documents and provide a forum to address any questions that arise.  

Bond Information

The City of Coppell is reviewed and rated by two separate rating agencies.  The City of Coppell maintains a Aaa​ rating with Moody's and a AAA rating with Standard and Poor's.  There are not any bond elections currently scheduled.


The City Budget is an annual document that outlines revenues and expenditures for the fiscal year, in accordance with citizen needs and expectations.
FY2019-2020 Adopted Budget
FY2019-2020 Proposed Budget​

​Budgets in Brief​

Budgets in Brief are a comprehensive summarization of the Annual Budget.

CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report)

The CAFR is an analytical assessment of financial behavior completed after the end of each fiscal year.​

Debt Obligation

When issuing debt ob​​ligations, the City of Coppell adheres to its Debt Policy.  
The total amount of municipal debt obligation secured by property taxes for the City of Coppell, as of September 30, 2016, is $70,360​,000.  The debt requirements for the outstanding obligations, as presented in the budget, can be viewed here.  
Please read the Mayor of Coppell's Debt Transparency Page​.

Demographic Data

Please visit this page to view all demographic data for citizens of Coppell.


This document is a financial planning tool compiled annually to forecast future needs of the City.  Five Year Forecasts are published each spring.​

GFOA (Government Finance Officers Association)

​​The City of Coppell participates in the Government Finance Officers Association award programs for both the Annual Budget and the CAFR.  The City has received the award for the Distinguished Budget Presentation for 9 years in a row and the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 28 years in a row.  Please visit the GFOA Awards site for more information.

HB3693 Compliance Report

This is a government-mandated report documenting the City's utility usage and costs​.

Municipal Advisor Certificate​​

The City has an Independent Registered Municipal Advisor Certificate​ on file in compliance with the SEC Municipal Advisor Rule.

Public Documents​

​​The Public Documents page houses the City of Coppell's digitally archived documents.​​​

Request for Public Information​

Submit an electronic Request for Public Information/Open Records.

Tax Rate

The current 2018​ property tax rate is $0.56950 per $100 valuation.  The adopted property tax rate for 2019 is $0.58400 per $100 valuation. Two (2) public hearings were​ held to receive public comment on the proposed rate:

  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 3, 2019 during a special called City Council meeting at 6:00 p.m.

The sales tax rate is 8.25% with the City retaining 2%.  For more information on tax rates, paying taxes and the breakdown on how they are used, please visit our Tax Department page​.​​  For tax payments or specific tax account data, please contact Dallas County​.


Please feel free to contact the City with any questions on the information provided above.
For Financial questions, please contact Cayce Lay at or 972-304-3690.
For Public Information questions, please contact the City Secretary at or 972-304-3668.
City Council members contact information can be found on our ​Meet the Council page.