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Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday: All county offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, for the holiday. This includes parks offices, public works, courts and all other administrative offices. Offices will re-open Monday, Nov. 27.

Open Government

Collin County posts a vast amount of open records on this website, sometimes making the task of accessing these open sources a bit daunting. We created this page to help you navigate to the most important parts of open government that we have to offer.

Two recent additions include a searchable archive of Commissioners Court agendas and support documentation, going back to 2005, and what we call a line-ite​​m budget spreadsheet going back five fiscal years that will allow visitors to sort and analyze data.

Traditional Finances Summary

As an introduction to what we collect and spend, this summary gives expenditure and revenue totals for the county's Combined Budget, not just the general operating fund. Our budget documents and links below provide a great deal more detail, as do the links for county debt, but these figures include per capita calculations, based on U.S. Census Bureau population estimates as of July 1, 2016, the latest available, which is 939,585.

Collin County, Texas Current Fiscal Year (2017) Per Capita*
Expenditures $328,756,806 $349.90
Revenues $317,293,015 $337.60
Property Tax Revenue $224,318,124 $238.74
Sales Tax Revenue $0 $0
Full-time Positions 1,881

The Budget

County Budget: This is the spot to look over how we plan to spend county tax dollars. You can pour through our current adopte​d budget​ for the details, or browse the Budget-In-Brief​. For those who want to drill down into figures, we posted a spreadsheet that holds comparable data back to Fiscal Year 2010, in what some might refer to as "raw data," or a "line-item" budget layout

Additionally, we have past budgets and and quarterly statistical reports on areas such as the Judiciary, Health and Welfare, or Public Safety.

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The Tax Rate

Also, you may want to take a look at the county’s tax rate, compared to area cities and other local taxing entities, from the County Tax Assessor and Collector.

Financials

Financial Reports: Also in our Budget Documents page are the most current quarterly reports on the General Fund, and the Road & Bridge Fund.

Over in the County Auditor’s pages, you can find his most recent Annual Fiscal Reports.

The Debt

County Debt​: This is our newest addition to this page, where our County Auditor and Budget Department put together a graphic summary and breakdown of Collin County’s outstanding debt. Want a second opinion? Check out the Comptroller’s TexasTransparency.org for debt-per-capita comparisons at state and local levels.

The Checkbook  

County Check Registers: We were the first county in the nation to open up our checkbook for public inspection. The data here is posted by the County Auditor, and includes a searchable line-item list of monthly expenses dating back to Oct. 1, 2007. It’s updated after each Commissioners Court meeting.

Going a step further, the Auditor has been posting procurement card (government credit card) statements here for several years, and here's why: The county check register may show a large single payment to Citibank, for example, without detail. By posting the procurement card statement, it allows the public to see every transaction including the vendor, the amount, and the employee or department that made the purchase on behalf of the county. These statements aren’t just online, but are sent to the Commissioners Court for review. From this page you can also find many other records of financial transactions, such as regular county payroll summaries, county utility rates and payouts, and salary information on elected and apointed officials, as well as county department heads.

Contracts & Procurement Transparency

This is a new feature that let's you learn more about the county's Purchasing Agent handles all county contracts and the purchase of supplies, materials, equipment for county use.


Additionally, we highly recommend these tools and services to make it easier to monitor the everyday workings of county government:

Public Meetings

Commissioners Court Videos: Simply put, an archive of every Commissioners Court meeting since January 2008 -- all tied to the court’s agenda, so viewers can jump to discussions, votes and presentations with the click of a mouse. Of course, you’re always invited to watch the court live. 

Notices

Public Notices/Agendas/Minutes: Check here for any and all public meetings and notices for the Commissioners Court, plus we've included a searchable database of Court activity that goes back more than 10 years and allows you to look ​at any an all documentation for virtually every decision made by Commissioners Court.

For other official meetings -- such as the Board of Judges, the Bail Bond Board, the Historical Commission, the Parks Foundation Advisory Board -- the County Clerk has listings of agendas and meeting times.

Projects

County Projects: Check on roadway construction projects from a list, or select them from an interactive map. Either way, viewers can walk away with an update on the status of all of our construction projects, from building a new Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program building to Transportation Bond projects, rural road work, and projects funded by Regional Toll Revenue.

Also, you can keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter.

If all else fails, please check with our Public Information Office for more information and links, including how to file an open records request.

Finally, should you need to contact any of your county officials, we have a complete list of Elected Officials and Appointed Officials.