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Open Government
The Town Council of the Town of Highland Park will conduct public hearings at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 8, 2016, and at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2016, at 4700 Drexel Drive, Highland Park, TX, for the purpose of discussing the proposed combined operating and capital budget for 2016-17 fiscal year.  Any person may attend and may participate in these hearings.  

A copy of the proposed Fiscal Year 2016-17 Combined Budget will be filed with the Town Secretary on July 29, 2016 and will be available for inspection.

Accountability and financial transparency are the foundation of a well managed and open government. The Highland Park Town Council has made government transparency a top priority.

Town Council
Find information about the Highland Park Town Council, including contact information and links to agenda packets.

Platinum Leadership Circle Award

The Town of Highland Park was awarded a Platinum Leadership Circle Award by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. This award program spotlights governments that are providing clear, consistent pictures of spending, and sharing information with residents, in a user-friendly format.

The Town takes pride in receiving the highest designation, platinum, which highlights entities that go above and beyond providing financial transparency.

Below are resources to financial data and online resources that provide information on how Town tax dollars are budgeted, spent, and invested. We endeavor to make both the information, and the way it is presented, as clear and informative as possible.
 Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle Platinum Member

Financial Reports

Debt Criteria

Tax Information
The property tax rate in Highland Park is $0.22 on each $100 of assessed valuation. Additional information on property tax is available online.

The sales tax rate in Highland Park is 8.25%:
  • 6.25% - State of Texas
  • 1.00% - Town of Highland Park
  • 1.00% - Dallas (MTA) (Metropolitan Transit Authority)

Sales Tax Allocation - Historical Summary

Mixed Beverage Tax Allocation - Historical Summary

Open Records / Public Information Requests
The Texas Public Information Act gives the public the right to request access to government information. The request must ask for records or information already in existence. To submit an open records request, complete the form and submit it to the Town Secretary's Office.

Energy Consumption
In compliance with HB 3693, the Town reports annual energy consumption.

Unclaimed Property
Pursuant to Sec 76.201 of the Texas Property Code, the Town of Highland Park provides the names of those persons/entities for whom the Town of Highland Park is holding unclaimed property.