Special Purpose District Public Information Database

  

 

In 2017, the 85th Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 625, a transparency bill requiring certain special purpose districts to annually provide records and other information concerning district finances and tax rates to the Comptroller of Public Accounts, and authorizing the imposition of civil penalties for non-compliance. SB 625 also requires the Comptroller’s office to create the Special Purpose District Public Information Database, where information submitted by the districts will be assembled, updated and made available to the public on the agency’s website free of charge (Texas Local Government Code §203.062-063; Texas Government Code §403.0241).

Currently, the Comptroller’s office is developing an online reporting form that will be available no later than Jan. 1, 2018. It will allow special purpose districts, or representatives acting on their behalf, to report the information required by SB 625. The annual 90-day reporting period opens on Jan. 1 and closes on March 31.

For more information, please refer to the Comptroller’s Special Purpose District Financial and Tax Reporting web page. If you have any questions, you may or call 844-519-5676.

 

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