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Financial Transparency


The City of Rowlett is proud to announce that it is the fourth local government entity in the state to receive all five transparency stars through the State Comptroller's transparency program.

In 2016, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts began a new initiative to encourage all county and local governments as well as school districts to provide greater transparency in their financial operations called the Transparency Stars program.  Local governments were encouraged to provide clear and meaningful financial information in the areas of traditional finance, debt obligations, public pensions, contracts and procurement, and economic development.  The City of Rowlett embraced this philosophy and began working to provide its citizens with improved online financial information based on the program's requirements.

The City earned all five transparency stars in 2017.  

For more information on the program, visit the Comptroller's Transparency Stars website.

Traditional Finances

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The following financial summary data is from the government-wide Statement of Activities in the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).  The government-wide Statement of Activities reports the results 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.

The per capita figures are based on the City's 2017 estimated population of 61,999.

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Additional financial Information is available online:

Additional Financial Transparency Information
In addition, the City has adopted financial policies and investment policies designed to maintain or improve the financial health and well being of the City as well as safeguard the City’s funds in accordance with accounting principles and legislative rules.  The City also complies with the requirements specified in House Bill 3693 regarding disclosure of energy usage during the calendar year.

Can't Find What You Are Looking For?

Submit an 
Open Records Request online.  You may also submit your request via email, by fax at 972-412-6118, or by mail or in person to:

City of Rowlett
City Secretary's Office
P. O. Box 99
Rowlett, TX 75030-0099

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the City's Action Center or local councilmembers.

4000 Main Street Rowlett, TX 75088