City of Athens

Athens City Hall Administrative Offices
508 East Tyler Street
Athens, Texas 75751
Phone: (903) 675-5131
Fax: (903) 675-7562

Finance Department

Athens City Hall
508 East Tyler St.
Athens, Texas 75751
Phone: (903) 675-5131
Fax: (903) 675-7562

Director of Finance:  Marty Coursey


Department Purpose:

The Finance Department is charged with managing the accounting and finance functions of the City in a competent and professional manner and in accordance with applicable local, State and Federal laws. The Finance Department also oversees the technology needs of the City.

Departmental Objectives:

   ♦ To maintain clear, accurate financial records.
   ♦ To maintain accurate payroll records.
   ♦ To manage City Funds in accordance with current City Investment Policies.
   ♦ To provide an annual budget that is clear, informative and easily understood.
   ♦ To process payables on a timely basis.
   ♦ To provide complete and accurate financial information to the City Council and to management on a timely basis.
   ♦ To advise the City Council, City Manager and Department Heads on technology related

Vital Statistics:

Current Property Tax Rate:     .645140/$100 Valuation

Sales Tax Rate:                      State of Texas       6.25%
                                                 City of Athens       2.00%
                                                 Total                       8.25%