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Contact Information

County Auditor, CPA
Edward A. Dion
Email: edion@epcounty.com

County Administrative Offices
800 E. Overland, Room 406
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 546-2040
Fax (915) 546-8172

Monday-Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Divisions

Administration
Revenue Estimation
GL and Disbursement
Internal Audit
Financial Analysis
Payroll & Benefits
Cash Management
Grants Compliance
EPCCSCD Fiscal Services

Entity Name: County of El Paso
Type of Entity: County
Most recently completed fiscal year*: 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017

* Fiscal Year 2018 (10/1/2017 - 09/30/2018) is currently under audit. This data is projected to be updated no later than April 2019.  Unaudited financial reports can be found here.

OVERVIEW

El Paso County is committed to providing transparency on financial information to the public through the publication of the County’s Annual Financial Report along with interim monthly financial reports, quarterly investment, revenue and expenditure reports and long-term debt reports on the County webpage. By doing so, it affords the public the opportunity to view and question how their taxpayer dollars are being spent.

The County of El Paso has received the “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting” every year since 1989, from the Government Finance Officers Association. This recognition demonstrates that the preparation of the County’s Comprehensive Annual Report (CAFR) is prepared in accordance to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and standards set forth by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

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STAFFING

Total full-time equivalent positions for all personnel: 2,890

EXPENDITURES

Total expenditures: $348,003,654
Total expenditures per capita: $384.71

REVENUES

Total revenue from all funds: $332,702,562
Total revenue from all funds per capita: $367.80
Total property tax revenue: $178,121,519
Total property tax revenue per capita: $196.91
Total sales tax revenue: $45,918,087
Total sales tax revenue per capita: $50.76

 

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Increase in property tax rate for FY2014 was partly due to an increase on the I & S (interest and sinking) portion of the tax rate because of the issuance of the $98 million certificates of obligation bonds in late 2012.

 

 

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Overlapping rates are those that apply to property owners within the County of El Paso. Not all overlapping rates apply to all County property owners. There are 27 local taxing authorities in the County of El Paso. The six entities in the above graph represent the taxing authorities that fall within the County seat located in downtown El Paso.

 

 

NOTES

  1. Per capita figures are based on an estimated population of 904,586 from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, 2017.
  2. Revenue and expenditure amounts are from the County of El Paso Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017.

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DOCUMENTS

Current Year Budget
Prior Year Budgets
Annual Financial Reports

DOWNLOADABLE DATA

Raw Format Budget

Raw Format Accounts Payable Check Registers

Raw Format Payroll Check Registers

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CONTACT INFORMATION

The County of El Paso
500 E San Antonio
El Paso, Texas 79901
(915) 546-2000
El Paso County Auditors Office
County Administrative Offices
800 E. Overland, Room 406
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 546-2040
Fax (915) 546-8172

 

 

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