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The Comptroller of Public Accounts launched the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle program in 2009 to recognize the efforts of local governments across Texas striving to meet a high standard for financial transparency online. The program requirements include posting of budget information, check registers and annual financial reports.

The Port of Houston Authority applied and received a Gold Leadership Circle Award for the first time in June 2012.  The Port Authority's renewal application earned another Gold level designation in July 2013, scoring 20 points out of a possible 20 on program criteria.

The Leadership Circle program was enhanced in March 2014 to include a new Platinum Award level, to spotlight entities that meet an even higher standard of financial transparency.  The new requirements include information on outstanding debt obligations, a link to the website, as well as a pledge to post details of any proposed bond package, plus current debt information, within one business day of public notice of a bond election.  In May 2014, the Port Authority achieved the Platinum Leadership Circle Award with a perfect score of 22 points.  Click here for a copy of the award certificate.

Please note that the check register below reflects all disbursements made by the Port of Houston Authority.  The check register is separated into three sections:  (1) Payroll, (2) Operating and (3) Promotion & Development.

Should you have any questions on this program or the documents posted on this website, you may submit them online, by clicking on the “Contact us” link at the top right corner of this page, or contact the Controller’s Office through our main number: 713-670-2400.

These documents are available to download in PDF* format or Microsoft Excel:

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports
2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

Operating Budgets
2014-2018 Five Year Plan
2014-2018 Five Year Plan (Excel)
2014 Budget Letter
2014 Operating and Capital Budget - Approved
2014 Operating Budget – Approved (Excel)
2013-2017 Five-Year Plan – Update July 2013
2013-2017 Five-Year Plan - Update July 2013 - Detail
2013 Operating and Capital Budget – Reforecast July 2013
2013 Operating and Capital Budget - Reforecast July 2013 - Detail
2013-2017 Five-Year Plan
2013-2017 Five-Year Plan (Excel)
2013 Operating and Capital Budget
2013 Operating Budget (Excel)
2012 Operating Budget
2011 Operating Budget
2010 Operating Budget
2009 Operating Budget

Check Registers
2014 Check Register (Excel)
2014 Check Register (PDF)
2013 Check Register (Excel)
2013 Check Register (PDF)
2012 Check Register (Excel)
2011 Check Register (Excel)
2010 Check Register (Excel)
2009 Check Register (Excel)

Tax Information
Tax Rates 2004-2013
Tax Rates 2003-2012
Tax Rates 2002-2011
Tax Levies and Collections 2004-2013
Tax Levies and Collections 2003-2012
Tax Levies and Collections 2002-2011

Debt Information
Link to 
Link to EMMA® (Electronic Municipal Market Access) 
Bond Election Pledge
Debt Info 2013-1231
Debt Service Schedule 2012 to 2039
Debt Service Schedule 2014
Official Statement Series 2011A
Official Statement Series 2010D1 2010D2 2010E
Official Statement Series 2010A 2010B 2010C
Official Statement Series 2008A
Official Statement Series 2006B 2006C
Official Statement Series 2006A
Official Statement Series 2005A 2005B
Official Statement Series 2004A
Official Statement Series 2002A 2002B
Municipal Advisor Rule Exemption Certificate 2014-0701
Texas Municipal Report PHA Debt 2014-0616
Texas Municipal Report PHA Debt 2013-0531

Other Information

Public Information Requests

Contacts at the Port of Houston Authority

Contact our Port Commissioners


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The Port of Houston Authority

111 East Loop North
Houston, Texas USA 77029
Phone: 713-670-2400

P.O. Box 2562
Houston, Texas USA 77252-2562

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111 East Loop North
Houston, Texas USA 77029
Phone: 713-670-2400

P.O. Box 2562
Houston, Texas USA 77252-2562

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