Finance Department

The Finance Departments primary responsibility is to ascertain that the City’s financing and accounting operations are properly and adequately maintained in order to provide the City Manager and ultimately, the City Council with accurate and timely financial information to make prudent and intelligent financial decisions. The department is responsible for the financial reporting system. This includes: utility billing and collection operations; accounts payable operations; payroll operations; maintenance of the general ledger system; and the financial reporting system. The department also assists the City Manager in developing the Annual City Budget and is responsible for maintaining and accounting for changes in the approved budget. The department ascertains that all state and federal reporting requirements are met. In addition, the department has the responsibility for City Hall office management of assigned department employees and building operations. The Finance Director reports directly to the City Manager.

Rachel C. Chapa

Rachel C. Chapa

Finance Director

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Contact Information

Office hours:  Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Office is located at Palmview City Hall
400 W. Veterans Blvd.
Palmview, TX 78572
(956) 432-0322

The City Secretary maintains permanent records including Minutes of meeting proceedings, Ordinances, Resolutions, Official Budgets, Easements, and Deeds.  Other records maintained in this office include agreements, contracts, and administrative files.

The City Council meets regularly on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. The meetings are held at Palmview City Hall at 400 W. Veterans Blvd. Palmview, Texas.

The agenda is posted in a hard copy on the bulletin board located outside the City Hall building and are posted 72 hours before the meeting date as required by law.  The agenda is also posted on the city’s website at  Courtesy copies are provided at the meeting and/or are available upon request in the City Secretary’s Office.

The request must be submitted in written form: 1) By dedicated email at; 2) By fax (956) 581-7494; or 3) In person at Palmview City Hall, 400 W. Veterans Blvd. Palmview, TX. Refer to the Rights/Responsibilities under the Public Information Act notice for additional information.

Elections for City Council seats are held every two years on even-numbered years and are held in November.  Periodically, elections for referendums or propositions may be called to be held at either a May or November, uniform election date.

The requirements to run for office is a combination of statutory and charter requirements.  Kindly refer to the City Charter and Texas Election Code for requirements.

Financial Transparency Reports