The Travis County Commissioners Court reviewed its fiscal year 2013 budget during its Aug. 7 meeting.

The average taxpayer, with a homestead valued at $216,542 after exemptions, can expect to pay $18 more if the court approves the budget Sept. 25.

The average tax bill would rise from $1,060 to $1,078.

The tax rate is expected to rise 1.45 cents, from the effective rate of 48.34 cents per $100 of valuation to 49.79 cents per $100 of valuation. The county scheduled public hearings on the tax rate at 9 a.m. Sept. 11 and Sept. 14.

There will be a hearing on the proposed budget Sept. 25.

Leslie Browder, Planning and Budget Office county executive, called the preliminary budget "a sound and financially balanced plan."

The total preliminary budget for the 2013 fiscal year will be $796.6 million. The county expects to collect $399.8 million in property tax revenue.

The presentation was based on the county's third revenue estimate. The fourth revenue estimate is scheduled to be available to county officials on Aug. 17.