Financial Transparency / Open Government



Financial Transparency Initiative

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts' Transparency Stars Program recognizes local governments across Texas that are striving to meet a high standard for financial transparency online and spotlight local governments that are:
  • Opening their books to the public
  • Providing clear and meaningful financial information not only by posting financial documents, but also through summaries, visualizations, downloadable data and other relevant information.

The City of Midlothian earned the Transparency Star in Traditional Finances on July 13, 2016 and have retained the status to date.


Tax Rate and Budget Process (FY 2020-2021) 

The City of Midlothian adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year’s tax rate. The tax rate will effectively be raised by 3.5 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $12.65.

Public Notices:

2021 Proposed Tax Rate and Notice of Public Hearings on Tax Increase
Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed FY 21-22 Annual Operating Budget

Tax Rates

FY 2020-2021 TAX RATES (Adopted)

M&O: $0.373975 I&S: $0.301025 TOTAL: $0.675000

State of Texas Sales Tax Rate 8.25%

State of Texas 6.25%
City of Midlothian 1.00%
Midlothian Economic Development 0.50%
Midlothian Community Development Corporation 0.50%

Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Rate
 6% of the cost of a room

Annual Report of Debt Obligation

Master Fee Schedule

The current Master Fee Schedule was adopted August 10, 2021 by Resolution 2021-44 with an effective date of August 1, 2021. Please refer to the Annual Operating Budgets to review fees from prior fiscal years.

Budget Criteria

REVISED Budget Criteria Worksheet 20-21  Opens in new window
REVISED Budget Criteria Chart Opens in new window

Budget Raw Data

Budget Raw Data (xls)   Budget Raw Data (pdf)

Electronic Expenditures/Payroll

Most Recent Archive Item / All Archive Items

Single Audit Report

FY 2019-2020

Municipal Hotel Occupancy Tax Annual Report 

(Senate Bill 1221 Section 351.009)

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