Collin County posts a vast amount of open records on this website, sometimes making the task of accessing these open sources a bit daunting. We created this page to help you navigate to the most important parts of open government that we have to offer.
Two recent additions include a searchable archive of
Commissioners Court agendas and support documentation, going back to 2005, and what we call a
line-item budget spreadsheet going back five fiscal years that will allow visitors to sort and analyze data.
Traditional Finances Summary
As an introduction to what we collect and spend, this summary gives expenditure and revenue totals for the county's
Operating Budget. Our budget documents and links below provide a great deal more detail, as do the links for county debt, but these figures include per capita calculations, based on
U.S. Census Bureau population estimates as of
July 1, 2020, the latest available, which is 1,064,465.
|Collin County, Texas||Current Fiscal Year (2022)||Per Capita*|
Property Tax Revenue
Sales Tax Revenue
County Budget: This is the spot to look over how we plan to spend county tax dollars. You can pour through our
current adopted budget for the details, or browse the
Budget-In-Brief. For those who want to drill down into figures, we posted a spreadsheet that holds comparable data back to Fiscal Year 2010, in what some might refer to as "raw data," or a
"line-item" budget layout.
We've posted what some folks refer to as
"line item" budget figures for Collin County, in spreadsheet form.* Before you dive into this file, however, we wanted to pass along some information that might help make this large chain of data more navigable and understandable. This document includes the Adopted, Adjusted and Actual Budget for each year, going back to Fiscal Year 2014.
A Few Parameters
- The Adopted Budget does not include bond funds.
- The Adjusted Budget includes so-called "carry-forwards," funding carried from the previous budget year into the next fiscal year, as well as new bond projects created due to the sale of bonds for that year.
- The Actuals include all expenditures for that particular fiscal year. The bond projects are budgeted on a "project-to-date" basis, whereas the rest of the budget is "fiscal year-to-date." This means the bond funds (401-498) may appear to have exceeded their budget when, in fact, they have not. A similar situation applies to Grant Funds. The majority of the grants are budgeted on the State of Texas fiscal year (Sept. 1-Aug. 31) while Collin County's fiscal year runs from Oct. 1-Sept. 30.
- The document you are downloading is a "fiscal year-to-date" report, based on the county's current fiscal year.
- Despite the line-item term, please note that Collin County budgets by "category."
- Categories are included and subtotaled on the spreadsheet.
Additionally, we have
past budgets and and
quarterly statistical reports on areas such as the Judiciary, Health and Welfare, or Public Safety.
The Tax Rate
Also, you may want to take a look at the
county’s tax rate, compared to area cities and other local taxing entities, from the
County Tax Assessor and Collector.
Financial Reports: Also in our
Budget Documents page are the most current quarterly reports on the General Fund, and the Road & Bridge Fund.
Over in the
County Auditor’s pages, you can find his most recent
Annual Fiscal Reports.
County Debt: This is our newest addition to this page, where our County Auditor and Budget Department put together a graphic summary and breakdown of Collin County’s outstanding debt. Want a second opinion? Check out the Comptroller’s
TexasTransparency.org for debt-per-capita comparisons at state and local levels.
County Check Registers: We were the first county in the nation to open up our checkbook for public inspection. The data here is posted by the
County Auditor, and includes a searchable line-item list of monthly expenses dating back to Oct. 1, 2007. It’s updated after each
Commissioners Court meeting.
Going a step further, the Auditor has been posting
procurement card (government credit card) statements here for several years, and here's why: The county check register may show a large single payment to
Citibank, for example, without detail. By posting the procurement card statement, it allows the public to see
every transaction including the vendor, the amount, and the employee or department that made the purchase on behalf of the county. These statements aren’t just online, but are sent to the Commissioners Court for review. From this page you can also find many other records of financial transactions, such as regular county
payroll summaries, county
utility rates and payouts, and
salary information on elected and apointed officials, as well as county department heads.
Contracts and Procurement Transparency
This is a new feature that let's you
learn more about the county's Purchasing Agent handles all county contracts and the purchase of supplies, materials, equipment for county use.
Additionally, we highly recommend these tools and services to make it easier to monitor the everyday workings of county government:
Commissioners Court Videos: Simply put, an archive of every
Commissioners Court meeting since January 2008 -- all tied to the court’s agenda, so viewers can jump to discussions, votes and presentations with the click of a mouse. Of course, you’re always invited to watch the court live.
Public Notices/Agendas/Minutes: Check here for any and all public meetings and notices for the Commissioners Court, plus we've included a searchable database of Court activity that goes back more than 10 years and allows you to look at any an all documentation for virtually every decision made by Commissioners Court.
For other official meetings -- such as the Board of Judges, the Bail Bond Board, the Historical Commission, the Parks Foundation Advisory Board -- the
County Clerk has listings of
agendas and meeting times.
County Projects: Check on roadway construction projects from a list, or select them from an interactive map. Either way, viewers can walk away with an update on the status of all of our construction projects, from building a new Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program building to Transportation Bond projects, rural road work, and projects funded by Regional Toll Revenue.
Also, you can keep up with us on
If all else fails, please check with our
Public Information Office for more information and links, including how to file an
open records request.
Finally, should you need to contact any of your county officials, we have a complete list of
Elected Officials and