COVID 19, or the Coronavirus

In accordance with the Stay Home, Work Safe order issued by Harris County, the City of Baytown has closed all City facilities to the public until April 30th . Following CDC guidelines, we have canceled all City events, programming, and City venue rentals until further notice.  Some  City services will continue to run, but in a modified format through digital or other distance means. We would like you to know that the City is in daily contact with State and County Health and Emergency Management Officials. We continue to address the situation in cooperation with all of our partners in government and industry. While you’re likely to see various reactions to the situation, we ask that you remain calm.  We will continue to keep you updated here and via our social media channels

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Annual Budget

Budgets for the City of Baytown and its component units

Financial Reports

City of Baytown reports for the three years most recently ended

Hotel and Motel Occupancy Tax

Mission Statement

The Finance Department of the City of Baytown is committed to providing efficient, accurate and effective services responsive to the needs of the citizens in accordance with the best recognized, best practices and principles of governmental finance.


The Finance Department is responsible for administering the City's fiscal affairs in accordance with applicable local, state and federal guidelines and:

  • Manages the Annual Audit
  • Compiles the Annual Budget
  • Collects and Disburses all City Funds
  • Implements Effective Internal Control Systems
  • Manages the City's investment portfolio (in compliance with the Public Funds Investment Act ( PFIA) and the adopted investment policy)

Divisions of Finance

Finance is comprised of several divisions: Accounting, Treasury, Utility Billing and Purchasing