Transparency

Summary

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.

During the February 23, 2021, City Council meeting, the governing body voted to publish a Notice of Intention to issue certificate of obligation. The proposed issue will be considered via ordinance during the regularly scheduled Council meeting on April 27, 2021.

Budgets

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

Budgets in Brief

Budgets in Brief are a summarization of the Annual Budget with demographics provided for context.

Budget Workshops

The City holds budget workshops throughout the year to allow City Council to discuss budgetary objectives and provide staff with direction on compiling the annual operating budget. These workshops are open to the public for observation and include an opportunity for citizens' appearance. No formal action is taken by Council during these work sessions. Any of the following files contain draft information for discussion purposes and should not be considered final.

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is an analytical assessment of financial behavior completed after the end of each fiscal year.

Debt Obligation

When issuing debt obligations, 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, 2019, is $67,660,000. View the debt requirements (PDF) for the outstanding obligations, as presented in the budget.

Please read the Mayor of Coppell's Debt Transparency Page (PDF).

Demographic Data

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

Five Year Forecast

This document is a financial planning tool compiled annually to forecast future needs of the City. Five Year Forecasts are published each spring. Due to significant changes affecting revenue projections and the coronavirus pandemic, a document was not produced in FY2019-20. A new format will be published in spring of 2021.

Government Finance Officers Association

The City of Coppell participates in the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) award programs for both the Annual Budget and the CAFR. The City has received the award for the Distinguished Budget Presentation (PDF) for 11 years in a row and the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (PDF) for 30 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 adopted 2020 property tax rate is $0.5800 per $100 valuation. Per Tax Code, the calculation of the no-new-revenue and voter approval rates (PDF) is performed by Dallas County.

The 2019 property tax rate is $0.5840 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.

Contacts

Please feel free to contact the City with any questions on the information provided here. For Financial questions, please email the Finance Department or call at 972-304-3691. For Public Information questions, please email the City Secretary or call at 972-304-3668. City Council members contact information can be found on our Meet the Council page.