Treasury Division

The Treasury Division is responsible for managing the City’s investment portfolio in accordance with state law and the City’s investment policy. Fitch Ratings as awarded the City’s general investment portfolio its highest rating, AAA. The Treasury Division is also responsible for overseeing a debt program of approximately $14 billion. The City has multiple general obligation commercial paper programs with total authorization of $725 million. The current issuance capacity of the commercial paper program is $725 million which is supported by credit facilities or line credit. More ...

Debt Transparency Report

Controller's Office Seal
December 2018

The 84th Legislature passed HB 1378 to increase the transparency of local government debt. Under Local Government Code §140.008, political subdivisions, including counties, cities, school districts, junior college districts, special purpose districts, and other subdivisions of state government must annually compile their debt obligation data from the preceding fiscal year. The City of Houston has posted its Debt Transparency Report that displays Houston’s individual outstanding debt obligations for General Obligation, Airport System, Consolidated Rental Car Special Facility, Special Facilities, Convention & Entertainment Facilities, and Combined Utility System. This report is dated as of June 30th 2018. Read the Debt Transparency Report (.pdf)

Houston City Hall

2.31 Million


Audit Graphic

Aa3 / AA / AA

Credit Ratings

President Bush Monument

$14 Billion

Bonds Outstanding