Financial Transparency

The City of Texarkana, Texas recognizes the importance of financial transparency by opening our books in order to provide a clear picture of spending and by sharing information in a user-friendly format that helps taxpayers understand how their tax dollars are spent.

The City of Texarkana, Texas was recognized by the State of Texas as a Platinum Leadership Circle Award Recipient, the highest award level possible, by scoring 20 of 22 possible points on the state's rating criteria. This award designation is awarded by the Texas Comptroller's Office to cities across the state for implementing financial transparency. To learn more about the rating system and award, please visit Texas Transparency.

We invite you to learn more about the City's annual budget, comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) and check registers by visiting the links on the left hand side of this page.

Public Information Request

Submission can be made by mail, fax, email or in person. Please include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable us to accurately identify and locate the information requested. Be available to respond to reasonable efforts to clarify the type or amount of information requested. For more information regarding the process for obtaining public information, please contact the City Manager's Office at (903) 798-3957.

Helpful Link: Texas Attorney General's "How to Request Public Information."

Texas Comptroller's Website

We also encourage you to visit the Texas Comptroller’s website dedicated to transparency in government. This website is a one-stop source to collect all available information on local government finances in our state, including the existing and proposed debt of cities, counties, school and hospital districts and hundreds of special-purpose districts throughout Texas.

City Council Contact Information

To contact a member of our City Council regarding any information listed on this website please send an email.To view individual City Council contact information please visit the City Council webpage.