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Transparency Stars

Transparency Stars General Criteria

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts' Transparency Stars program recognizes local governments for going above and beyond in their transparency efforts. The program recognizes government entities that accomplish the following:

  • Open their books in the areas of traditional finances, contracts and procurement, economic development, public pensions, debt obligations, and open government and compliance.
  • Provide clear and meaningful financial information by posting financial documents, as well as thorough summaries, visualizations, downloadable data and other relevant information.

View our award recipients.

Please take some time to peruse our application process and general criteria for the program before applying. Consult our Transparency Stars FAQ page for more information. View our Transparency Stars Webinar for step-by-step instructions on the Stars program.

If you have questions, email us or call 844-519-5676.