Debt Information

The City of Gainesville also received a star in the area of Debt Obligations, which recognizes entities for their outstanding efforts in making their spending and revenue information available.

Transparency Star Debt Obligations

The City of Gainesville debt obligations summary is shown below. The all inclusive debt includes debt backed by taxes and debt that is solely supported by enterprise funds. The maximum length of debt for the city is 20 years.

  FY 2016-2017 Per Capita
Total Outstanding Debt Obligations $39,550,003 $2,378.66
Total Tax-Supported Debt Obligations
$17,169,275 $1,032.61
Total Revenue-Supported Debt Obligations $22,380,728 $1,346.05
Total Lease-Purchase or Lease-Revenue Obligations $0 N / A
Debt Tax Supported Graph
Debt Per Capita

The City Council issued $9.215 Million worth of general obligation and refunding bonds at the January 19, 2016 meeting.

$5 Million of this amount was the General Obligation Bonds to pay costs of street and road improvements and related infrastructure in the City (voter approved in May 2014). Remaining proceeds from the sale of the Bonds will be used for refunding a portion of the City's outstanding debt in order to lower overall debt service requirements of the City and for payment of the costs associated with the issuance of Bonds.

View historical bond election information (PDF).

View Texas Comptroller Annual Local debt for current fiscal year (PDF).

View the Current Debt Outstanding for the current fiscal year (PDF).

View the Debt by Fiscal Year information (XLS).

View the Debt Service Fund excerpts from previous years' budgets

View the Tax Rates for the current fiscal year (PDF)

View the Issue-by-Issue Listing, including principal amount of each outstanding debt obligation.

View monthly Investment Portfolio Reports.

Population figures used in per capita calculations provided by the Texas Demographic Center 2016 estimate of 16,627.

Access the Bond Review Board webpage to view local government debt data. 

Please see the links on the left-hand menu for contact information for elected officials, information on requesting open records, and links to the Texas Comptroller's website.