The City of La Porte is participating in the State of Texas Transparency Star program, recognizing local governments for going above and beyond in transparency efforts. There are 5 areas of achievement possible. To date the Finance Department has been awarded a Transparency star in Traditional Finances. The City is currently applying for a second star in Contracts and Procurement.

The per capita figures are based on the City's 2015 estimated population of 35,074.

Traditional Finances

The Finance Department is responsible for preparing financial reports that promote transparency and accountability. The following financial documents are available for your review:

Financial Summary

The following summary data is from the government-wide Statement of Activities in the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The government-wide Statement of Activities reports the results of the of the City's operations on an accrual basis of accounting. Revenues are recognized when earned and expenses are recognized at the time the liability is incurred.

Revenues and Expenditures Per Capita

Property Tax Rate Per $100 Valuation


A budget serves as the financial plan for the City. It shows proposed spending and revenue in broad categories by department or by account type.

Raw Budget Data

The current year budget is provided in Excel format so that it can be downloaded. This is a summarized version of the complete official budget that is presented elsewhere on the website in a PDF format.

Payment Register

A payment register is a listing of all payments incurred during a month by the City. The payment register includes payment date, payment amount, payee and type of expenditure, and business unit.

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

This report provides a quantitative look at the operating success, financial health, and compliance of the government report units. It includes a balance sheet, a statement of changes in financial position, a statement of revenues and expense, and a comparison of budgeted to actual expenses and revenues.

Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR)

The report is intended to summarize and simplify the statistical, economical and financial information contained in the city's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

Single Audit Report

The City of La Porte has been required to product a Single Audit for a number of years based on grant expenditures.

La Porte Area Water Authority Report

The La Porte Water Authority is a blended component unit of the City of La Porte and also produces a separate annual financial report

Link to the Texas Comptroller's website about transparency in government, including local debt.

Open Records Request

City Council Contact Information



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Contracts and Procurement

Contracts and Procurement Summary
This summary provides information for bidding, spending and contracting activities for FY15.

Contracts by Sector
A chart showing the dollar amount of contracts by business sector.

Procurement Expenditures

Budgeted versus actual procurement expenditures for the past five years.

FY16 Closed Solicitation Log

Invitation Notices

Posted open solicitations


Public Purchase

View bid packets, tabulations, and award notices by logging in to Public Purchase.

Purchasing Policy Manual and Glossary Terms

Contracting & Procurement Statute Links


Vendor Registration

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