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About Coppell

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.  The City has chosen to participate in the Texas Comptroller’s Transparency Stars program, recognizing local governments in their pursuit for openness and accountability to their citizens.  More information on this program can be viewed at ​​ Coppell has been awarded the Financial Transparency Star.


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.
FY2017-2018 Raw Fo​rmat (Excel)​
FY2016-2017 Raw Format (Excel)​
FY2015-2016 Raw Format (Excel)​ 

​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.​

Check Register

The City publishes check registers by year for at least the previous three (3) audited​ fiscal years in a downloadable Excel format through Calameo.  ​

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.

Five Year Plan

This document is a financial planning tool compiled annually to forecast future needs of the City.  Five Year Plans are published each spring.​
FY2016-2017 Five Year Plan in Brief​
FY2015-2016 Five Year Plan in Brief

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 8 years in a row and the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 27 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.


The City publishes a Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) to supplement the CAFR and provide an overall summary of the most recently audited fiscal year.
FY2015-2016 PAFR​​​

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 2016 property tax rate is $0.57950 per $100 valuation.  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​.
The proposed property tax rate for 2017 is $0.57950 per $100 valuation.  Please contact Dallas County​ for Truth in Taxation information.


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.