Use of Funds

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Being safe in your home, work and community is a shared responsibility that every Austin resident invests in. Austinites pay a monthly Clean Community Fee for services that keep Austin clean and enhance the livability of our neighborhoods and the downtown area. The Austin Code Department is committed to ensuring a safer Austin.
Each Austin utility customer pays $8.30 for the Clean Community Fee. The Austin Code Department receives $4.25 from the fee.  The Clean Community Fee represents 87.8% of Austin Code’s total revenue. An additional 9.6% of Code's revenue is generated from fees collected through the Licensing and Registration program. The remaining 2.7% of Code’s revenue derives from various other sources such as Code Enforcement Penalties, Lien Board and Secure fees, Weed lot administration fees, Weed lot clearing fees, Interest Income and Miscellaneous revenue. In FY 2019, The Austin Code Department received $24.8 million in total from the community's contribution.

Investment Overview

the austin code department's total budget during fiscal year 2019 was $24 million. This total amount is divided into including $8.2 million for case investigation, $0.5 for code education and collaboration, $5.7 million for departmental support services, $1.2 million for case review and enforcement
The department uses the revenues received to fund the department programs in the areas of investigations and compliance, involuntary code enforcement and support services. In Fiscal Year 2019, Austin Code Department expenditures totaled $24.4 million.
The Austin Code Department
The Austin Code Department annual report provides transparency regarding the department’s achievements as well as the financial position of the department. If you have questions about any of the content provided, please email us at  To return to the 2019 Annual Report, please click here.