The City of Bellbrook is committed to sound financial reporting.  It is our goal to be accurate and transparent with taxpayer money.
2022 Financial Overview
In November 2022, the Bellbrook City Council adopted the 2023 Annual Operating Budget and the 5 year Capital Improvement Plan.  
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 2023:





Ending Balance

Property Tax Supported Funds





Transportation Related Funds





Water Related Funds





Waste Collection Fund





Other Funds*


























*ARPA fund and one-time projects included in total

** Less $110,000 transfer

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.
Quarterly Financial Updates
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.
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Annual Financial Statements

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.