Use of Funds
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.
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.