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
A 2016 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.
2018 Financial Overview

In December 2017, the Bellbrook City Council adopted the 2018 Annual Budget and the 2018-2022 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 2018:
  Revenue  Expenses Difference Ending Balance
 Property Tax Supported Funds  $ 4,167,678 $ 4,384,548 $ (216,870) $ 2,391,973
 Transportation Related Funds 384,320 336,742 47,578 343,068
 Water Related Funds 2,626,750 2,501,456 125,294 2,111,863
 Waste Collection Fund 404,040 458,820 (54,780) 161,942
 Other Funds 17,400 16,700 700 2,994
 Total $ 7,600,188 $ 7,698,266 $ (98,078) $ 5,011,840

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 Position Address Phone
Melissa Dodd City Manager / Finance Director 15 East Franklin Street (937) 848-4666
Don Buczek Assistant to the City Manager 15 East Franklin Street (937) 848-4666
Melissa Jones Administrative Assistant - Finance 15 East Franklin Street (937) 848-4666
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