The City of Bellbrook is committed to sound financial reporting.  It is our goal to be accurate and transparent with taxpayer money.


Bellbrook Receives Auditor of State Award for 2018
A 2018 financial audit of the City of Bellbrook by the Auditor of State’s office has returned a clean audit report.  Bellbrook’s excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award.
Quarterly Financial Update

The City Manager provides City Council with quarterly financial updates.  These updates provide a summary of the city's financial status and the financial status of major projects.  See below for the most recent quarterly financial update.
2019 Financial Overview

In December 2018, the Bellbrook City Council adopted the 2019 Annual Budget and the 2019-2024 Capital Improvement Program.

For budgeting purposes, the City breaks its finances into five categories: Property Tax Supported Funds (services provided using specific levies approved by the voters and other governmental funding – Police, Fire, General and Capital Improvements); Transportation Related Funds (services provided using funds that are restricted for transportation projects – gasoline tax, motor vehicle and permissive license tax revenue); Water Related Funds (services provided using funds from water customers including operating, capital and debt); Waste Collection Fund (services provided using fees from waste collection customers); and Other Funds (services provided for other purposes).

The following is a summary of these categories as approved for 2019:
  Revenue  Expenses Difference Ending Balance
 Property Tax Supported Funds  $ 4,297,460 $ 4,332,116 $ (34,656) $ 2,527,718
 Transportation Related Funds 384,320 378,075 6,245 386,003
 Water Related Funds 1,446,750 1,386,318 60,432 2,188,205
 Waste Collection Fund 448,158 465,968 (17,810) 150,385
 Other Funds 11,800 1,200 10,600 41,573
 Total $ 6,588,488 $ 6,563,677 $ 24,811 $ 5,293,885

Budgets & Capital Improvement Plans

At the end of each year, the City Manager/Finance Director presents a budget to the City Council for the upcoming year.  The budget presentation contains not only financial numbers but information to help understand the cost of city operations.

Income Tax


The City of Bellbrook does not have a city or local income tax.  Residents and/or people who work in the city do not have to file tax returns with the city.


Bellbrook is one of a few cities in Ohio that does not have a local income income tax.


Property Tax


For more information on Bellbrook property taxes, go to the Property Tax Information page.


Contact the Administration Office
Name & Email
City Manager / Finance Director
15 East Franklin Street
(937) 848-4666
Administrative Assistant - Finance
15 East Franklin Street
(937) 848-4666
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