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The City of Troup Receives Recognition for Transparency Efforts from Texas Comptroller

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced the City of Troup is the latest local government entity to achieve specific transparency goals through the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars program. The City of Troup received a star in the area of Traditional Finances, which recognizes entities for their outstanding efforts in making their spending and revenue information available.

Transparency Stars recognizes local government entities that provide easy online access to important financial data.

“By providing meaningful financial data in addition to visual tools and analysis of its revenues and expenditures, the City of Troup has shown a true commitment to Texas taxpayers. This effort achieves the goals set by my office’s Transparency Stars program,” Hegar said. “I am pleased to award the City of Troup a star for its accomplishments.”

The Comptroller’s office launched the Transparency Stars program in March 2016 to recognize cities, counties and school districts making important strides to greater government transparency. Local government entities can apply for stars in the areas of:

  • Traditional Finances,
  • Contracts and Procurement,
  • Economic Development,
  • Public Pensions, and
  • Debt Obligations.
  • After receiving an initial star for Traditional Finances, remaining stars may be awarded in any order. For more information on the program, including specific guidelines and information on how to apply, visit the Comptroller’s  Transparency Stars website.

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    Traditional Finances Summary

    The City of Troup is a City Government operating in the state of Texas. The most recently completed and audited fiscal year is October 1, 2017 until September 30, 2018. Total expenditures for that period were $2,375,447.00 or $1,185.00 per capita based on the 2010 census.

    Total Revenues for the period from October 1, 2017 until September 30, 2018 were $2,689,6644.00 or $1,455.00 per capita. Included in this revenue was $703,231.00 in property taxes and $335,006.00 in sales taxes. Property tax revenue was $380.33 per capita and sales tax revenue was $181.18 per capita.

    The City of Troup employed 22 persons in full-time equivalent positions during the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year.
    The City of Troup endeavors to provide its customers and taxpayers with complete transparency. Working with our software vendor, we have now been able to easily export our check registers in excel format to enhance the ability of the public to view and organize the data. Prior to this time, all previous check registers were provided as searchable pdfs.

    The City of Troup recognizes that an informed public is an asset to the its citizens and customers.

    In addition to the charts below, additional charts and detailed information is included in our current year budget document which can be downloaded here.

    Revenues vs Expenditures FY 2014_2018
    Tax Rates for Financial Transparency FY 2014_2019

    Click the above images to go to our Pension Transparency or Debt Transparency

    If you would like to contact the City of Troup or City Officials click this link for contact information.

    Click here to view the Truth in Taxation Summary

    To make an open records request, download this form.

    You may make a request in person to:
    Troup City Hall
    106 East Duval
    Troup, Texas 75789
    or
    You may mail a request to:
    City of Troup
    PO Box 637
    Troup, Tx 75789-0637
    or
    You may email a request to:

    Buffie Deason, City Secretary