Town Council operations and services are primarily funded through the Council Tax paid by residents of Dawlish.  Additional income is generated by the Town Council through the hire of venues and facilities, and allotment and market rents.

Each year the council undertakes a budget setting process which begins in the autumn, during which time the anticipated income and expenditure for the following year is calculated and reviewed.  The amount received by the Town Council is calculated each year by way of a budget setting process. This process takes into account the statutory commitments the Town Council has to its residents as well as upcoming projects, and arrives at a figure known as the precept. The final budget is approved by the Town Council each January and the figure required to be collected as part of the Council Tax – known as the Precept – is set.

The Council Tax paid by the residents of the parish of Dawlish is collected by Teignbridge District Council.

Information regarding Council Tax and the fund distribution to Devon County Council,  Teignbridge District Council, the Police Authority and the Fire and Rescue Authority can be found on your individual Council Tax bill or by visiting the council tax area of Teignbridge District Council’s website.

The Town Council awards community grants through an application process to the Finance & General Purposes Committee.  For more information, please visit the community grants page.

From 1 January 2011, public bodies are required to publish on their websites details of every payment made by them over £500.
View our over £500 expenditure reports

Dawlish Town Council’s annual return needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by the Public Sector Appointments Limited.  Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates.