DeSoto FY21----FY22-Approved-Budget

for the next 5-years. 3.3 MunicipalCourtRevenue:

Municipal court revenue experienced an unusual growth rate in 2014 where revenue went from $998,413 in 2013 to $1,565,865 increasing by 57% from previous year. This is mainly attributed to the growth in revenue from Fines and Fees. There were also changes in in management and staffing in the Municipal Court Department. The court has added the following technological advances to help improve the collections of fines and cost. A new license plate reader was purchased for the Marshals office to use to help serve warrants. The court has also implemented a new “Text Message” program that sends all defendants text message reminders. These text messages also have the added convenience of giving the defendant a link to click on that takes them directly to an online payment processor. Video Conferencing is now an option for defendants to attend court online instead of travelling to DeSoto .

Municipal Court Revenue

$1,000,000 $1,100,000 $1,200,000 $1,300,000 $1,400,000 $1,500,000 $1,600,000 $1,700,000 $1,800,000

$800,000 $900,000

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025

3.4 Charges for Services: Revenue for this category is derived mainly from water, sewer, drainage services, ambulance service charges, and penalty fees. Estimated Growth Rate (EGR) for charges revenue is estimated at 4.0 % which is the average annual change for years 2009-2019.


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