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Finance

Monica D. Harris, CPA – Director of Finance
Phone: 254-918-1211


 

Finance Links:

The Finance Department, under the supervision of the finance director, is responsible for the administration, supervision, and overall planning for the city’s financial activities. This includes recording financial activities, maintaining the permanent accounting records, investment of idle funds, the annual budget, preparation of financial statements and special reports for various staff and council members, overseeing all disbursements and collections, payroll, and assisting the auditors in the preparation of the comprehensive annual financial report.

Purchasing:

The purchasing agent is responsible for coordinating the requisition of materials between city departments and vendors by administering city-purchasing policies. This includes requests for purchase orders and preparing bid requests for all departments. Vendors and interested parties may visit our Purchasing Department for detailed information or contact the Purchasing Manager at 254-918-1227 to request bid specifications and bid closing dates.

Transparency:

For current and previous budgets and comprehensive annual financial reports and other financial information please visit our Financial Reporting and Information page. Hotel Occupancy Tax forms are located on the Financial Reporting and Information page.

Municipal Court:

The primary function of the city’s Municipal Court is to preside over all Class C Misdemeanors charged within the territorial limits of the city. Duties include receiving and maintaining court dockets; issuing warrants, subpoenas, and notices; perfecting appeal bonds; attending court sessions; and performing all duties prescribed by state law. The Municipal Court is held at the Erath County Court House Annex, 112 W. College Street. 254-965-1442.

Taxes:

Funds have been designated for the city’s prorated portion of the costs for the Erath County Appraisal District, and of the publicly mandated central collection and assessment by Erath County. This division will perform no appraisals, collection, or assessments. Questions concerning property appraisals may be directed to the Erath County Appraisal District at 1390 Harbin Drive or by calling 254-965-5434. The Erath County Tax Assessor, 320 W. College Street, makes property taxes billing and collections. 254-965-8630.

Visit www.texaspayments.com to pay your property taxes online.