Financial Transparency

In December 2009, the Comptroller of Public Accounts launched the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle program to recognize local governments across Texas that are striving to meet a high standard for financial transparency online. The Comptroller is highlighting local governments that are opening their books to the public, providing clear, consistent pictures of spending and sharing information in a user-friendly format that lets taxpayers easily drill down for more information. In an effort to achieve these same goals, the City of Dayton has created this page. Please contact the Finance Department for any missing links or information that may be unclear to the viewer.

FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018

ADOPTED TAX RATE   0.6700  (Tax Year 2017)



Below are links to the current and previous Operating Budgets for the City of Dayton.

2016-17 Budget         2015-16 Budget           Previous Budgets 


Below are links to the current and previous Annual Financial Reports for the City of Dayton. Reports are generally available 6mo after the end of the fiscal year.

2015-16 Report   2014-15 Report    Previous Reports 
Guide to Understanding Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs) is available here.


Links to the current and previous Monthly Check Registers for the City of Dayton using our OpenGov portal.


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 Ad Valorem (Property Taxes)

The tax rate for the City of Dayton for the current year is $0.6700 cents per $100 assessed value. Property taxes are billed in October and become delinquent after January 31st the following year. Assessed values represent the appraised value less applicable exemptions authorized by the City Council.

 The City of Dayton contracts with the Liberty County Tax Assessor-Collector, to collect property taxes on its behalf. If you have questions about your tax bill you may contact the Tax Office at  Specific information pertaining to your property tax bill may be found on this site.

 The Liberty Central Appraisal District is responsible for determining the value of all properties on the tax roll. For specific questions about your property appraisal, you may contact the Appraisal District at


Below are links to the current and previous Tax Rate Notices for the City of Dayton.

There is no current Tax Rate Notice Previous Notices 

Open Financial Records

 The City of Dayton utilizes the OpenGov platform to enable government officials, and citizens alike, access to revenue and expenditure data by fund, department or type of account. Working as a complement to the traditional budget and using an intuitive, visual presentation to provide context and structure, the system displays the full depth of the General Ledger, from government-wide totals down to the individual object level and from current month-to-date to historical data. 

 OpenGov's innovative filter system also makes navigating complex budget data a breeze. In addition, anyone can export the raw data into an Excel document or as an embedded image.

Dayton OpenGov portal