The stewardship of public funds is one of the greatest responsibilities of the Commissioners Court. Therefore, the establishment and maintenance of budget policy is critical to ensure County officials protect public interests and promote citizens' confidence in County government.
What We Do
The Budget Office is responsible for the following:
- Preparing a proposed county budget that reasonably illustrates actual or estimated expenditures
- as well as resources for the year
- Coordinating departmental budget workshops as well as online budget training
- Developing and updating budget policy and procedures
- Conducting cost/benefit studies and determining ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness throughout county operations
Who's Responsible for the County Budget?
Under Texas law, county governments may prepare annual budgets under one of three subchapters. Williamson County currently operates under local government code 111.061, Subchapter C., Alternate Method of Budget Preparation in Counties with population of more than 125,000 which establishes a Budget Office. The Williamson County Budget Office originated in 2009 and currently employs the Budget Officer, appointed by the court, as well as one Budget Assistant Officer and one Budget Analyst.
A copy of the operating budget is available for viewing during normal business hours in the office of the County Clerk. Please feel free to email the Budget Office or call 512-943-3756 with any questions you may have regarding budgets.
The Annual County Budget Order (PDF) in Adobe Acrobat format please see the following link to obtain the most recent copy of Adobe Reader.
Download the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The Budget Office submits a Budget Document annually to the GFOA. View the Fiscal Year 2022 to 2023 Adopted Budget (PDF).
The Williamson County Budget will raise more property tax revenue than last year's budget by $35,745,342, a 9.5%% increase and, of that amount, $21,548,467 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year.