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Transparency Stars

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 not only in their traditional finances, but also in the areas of contracts and procurement, economic development, public pensions and debt obligations; and
  • Provide clear and meaningful financial information not only by posting financial documents, but also through 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 application and process.

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