Debt Obligations

HB 1378: Debt Obligation Reporting

The 84th Legislature passed HB 1378 to increase the transparency of local government debt. Under Local Government Code Sec. 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 total amount of tax-supported debt for the City of Rowlett as of September 30, 2021 is $110,130,000; revenue-supported debt is $39,360,000; and capital leases is $1,525,368. Detailed information for the outstanding obligations can be viewed in spreadsheet format or in booklet format.

Transparency Star Debt Obligations
Chart - Inflation-Adjusted Tax-Supported Debt Per Capita
Chart - Tax-Supported and Revenue-Supported Debt

Bond Information

The City of Rowlett is reviewed by two separate rating agencies.

  • Standard & Poor’s General Obligation Rating: AA
  • Standard & Poor’s Revenue Rating: A+
  • Moody’s General Obligation Rating: Aa2
  • Moody’s Revenue Rating: Aa3

Historical Bond Election Information: Includes election date, purpose, and amount of bond elections

Current Tax Rates

Includes property, sales, and hotel/motel taxes charged by all taxing entities on properties within the City limits

Additional Links

City of Rowlett Investment Policy
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Debt At A Glance
Texas Bond Review Board
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