Financial Information

The Transparency Stars program requires a local government to make available certain information relating to its traditional finances, including financial reports, budgets and data on revenues, expenditures and taxes.

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Port Houston is pleased to provide this and other information so that all stakeholders, including taxpayers, labor, industry partners, shippers, and community leaders may better understand how the public’s money is being used to promote economic development and international trade to benefit the region, state and the nation.

Notice and Disclaimer: Information on this website is provided for general informational purposes only and not as a source of investor information. Investor information, including official statements and continuing disclosure, is publicly available on the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board’s Electronic Municipal Market Access System (“EMMA”) website. No person should make an investment decision in reliance on the information on this website, nor does anything contained on this website constitute an offer to sell securities or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities. Information on this website, including any reports or other documents, contained on this website speak only as of its date. By choosing to view the information on this website you are acknowledging that you have read and understood and accept the terms of this Notice and Disclaimer.

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


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Financial Summary 2021-1231
Financial Summary 2020-1231
Financial Summary 2019-1231

Financial Summary 2018-1231
Revenues and Expenditures 2017-2021 (Excel)
Property Tax Rate 2017-2021 (Excel)
Special Purpose District Report 2022-0331
Special Purpose District Report 2021-0331
Special Purpose District Report 2020-0331
Special Purpose District Report 2019-1028
Special Purpose District Report 2019-0318
Traditional Finances Star 2016-1214

Annual Financial Reports

The Controller’s Office is responsible for operating a governmental accounting system to ensure that all financial transactions are conducted and reported in accordance with statutory requirements and generally accepted accounting principles, including pronouncements issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (“GASB”). Beginning with the fiscal year ending 2021, the annual financial report name changed to the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (“ACFR”) and is usually completed within 120 days after the end of each fiscal year. 

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2021 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR)
2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

Operating and Capital Budgets

By statute, the Port Commission adopts an annual budget and one-year capital plan. Staff also prepares a mid-range (five-year) plan to be presented at an open meeting of the Port Commission, but that document is not required to be adopted. Budget reforecasts and updates may also be prepared. Note that these budgets do not include tax revenues or debt service payments related to Port Houston’s tax bonds.

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2023 Operating and Capital Budget – Approved
2023 Operating and Capital Budget – Approved (Excel)
2023-2027 Five Year Plan
2023-2027 Five Year Plan (Excel)

2022 Operating and Capital Budget – Approved
2022 Operating and Capital Budget – Approved (Excel)
2022-2026 Five Year Plan
2022-2026 Five Year Plan (Excel)
2021 Operating and Capital Budget – Approved
2021 Operating and Capital Budget – Approved (Excel)
2021-2025 Five Year Plan
2021-2025 Five Year Plan (Excel)
2020 Budget Letter
2020 Operating and Capital Budget – Approved
2020 Operating and Capital Budget – Approved (Excel)
2020-2024 Five Year Plan
2020-2024 Five Year Plan (Excel)
2019 Operating and Capital Budget – Reforecast Aug 2019
2019 Operating Budget Letter
2019 Operating and Capital Budget – Approved
2019 Operating and Capital Budget – Approved (Excel)
2019-2023 Five Year Plan
2019-2023 Five Year Plan (Excel)
2018 Operating and Capital Budget – Reforecast Aug 2018
2018 Capital Planning Summary – July 2018
2018 Budget Letter
2018 Operating and Capital Budget – Approved
2018 Operating Budget – Approved (Excel)
2018-2022 Five Year Plan
2018-2022 Five Year Plan (Excel)

Check Registers

The check registers below (in PDF and Excel versions) reflect all disbursements made by Port Houston, whether paid via check, ACH transfer, wire transfer or direct deposit.  The payments are separated into three sections:  (1) Payroll, (2) Operating and (3) Promotion & Development.

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2022 Check Register (Excel)
2022 Check Register (PDF)
2021 Check Register (Excel)
2021 Check Register (PDF)
2020 Check Register (Excel)
2020 Check Register (PDF)
2019 Check Register (Excel)
2019 Check Register (PDF)

Financial Statements (Unaudited)

Port Houston releases its monthly unaudited financial statements, including a balance sheet and income statement.  Please note that the balance sheet includes all outstanding tax bonds issued by Port Houston as liabilities, however, the income statement does not reflect any tax revenues or debt service payments related to its tax bonds.

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Financial Statements 2022-09
Financial Statements 2022-08
Financial Statements 2022-07
Financial Statements 2022-06
Financial Statements 2022-05
Financial Statements 2022-04
Financial Statements 2022-03
Financial Statements 2022-02
Financial Statements 2022-01
Financial Statements 2021-12
Financial Statements 2021-11
Financial Statements 2021-10
Financial Statements 2021-09
Financial Statements 2021-08
Financial Statements 2021-07
Financial Statements 2021-06
Financial Statements 2021-05
Financial Statements 2021-04
Financial Statements 2021-03
Financial Statements 2021-02
Financial Statements 2021-01
Financial Statements 2020-12
Financial Statements 2020-11
Financial Statements 2020-10
Financial Statements 2020-09
Financial Statements 2020-08
Financial Statements 2020-07
Financial Statements 2020-06
Financial Statements 2020-05
Financial Statements 2020-04
Financial Statements 2020-03
Financial Statements 2020-02
Financial Statements 2020-01
Financial Statements 2019-12
Financial Statements 2019-11
Financial Statements 2019-10
Financial Statements 2019-09
Financial Statements 2019-08
Financial Statements 2019-07
Financial Statements 2019-06
Financial Statements 2019-05
Financial Statements 2019-04
Financial Statements 2019-03
Financial Statements 2019-02
Financial Statements 2019-01
Financial Statements 2018-12
Financial Statements 2018-11
Financial Statements 2018-10
Financial Statements 2018-09
Financial Statements 2018-08
Financial Statements 2018-07
Financial Statements 2018-06
Financial Statements 2018-05
Financial Statements 2018-04
Financial Statements 2018-03
Financial Statements 2018-02
Financial Statements 2018-01


In accordance with Chapter 2256, Texas Government Code (“Public Funds Investment Act”), and its investment policy, Port Houston’s investment officer submits quarterly investment reports to the Port Commission.

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Investment Disclosure 2022-07
Investment Disclosure 2022-01
Investment Disclosure 2021-06
Investment Disclosure 2020-12
Investment Disclosure 2019-10
Internal Controls for Investments 2022-08
Internal Controls for Investments 2021-09
Internal Controls for Investments 2020-05
Internal Controls for Investments 2019-09
Internal Controls for Investments 2018-10
Investment Policy 2022-08
Investment Policy 2021-09
Investment Policy 2020-05
Investment Policy 2019-09
Investment Policy 2018-10
Investment Report 2022 Q3
Investment Report 2022 Q2
Investment Report 2022 Q1
Investment Report 2021 Q4
Investment Report 2021 Q3
Investment Report 2021 Q2
Investment Report 2021 Q1
Investment Report 2020 Q4
Investment Report 2020 Q3
Investment Report 2020 Q2
Investment Report 2020 Q1
Investment Report 2019 Q4
Investment Report 2019 Q3
Investment Report 2019 Q2
Investment Report 2019 Q1
Investment Report 2018 Q4
Investment Report 2018 Q3
Investment Report 2018 Q2
Investment Report 2018 Q1

Internal Audit

By statute, Port Houston’s Chief Audit Officer is responsible for coordinating all audit activity, including compliance reviews, reviews of internal controls, investigations of alleged fraud or ethics violations, etc.  A risk-based annual audit plan is also approved by the Port Commission and made available on this website.

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Annual Audit Plan Report 2022

Other Audit Reports

This section contains audit reports performed by external auditors, including the most recent reports on federal grant programs.

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Federal and State Awards Single Audit Report 2021
Federal and State Awards Single Audit Report 2020
Federal and State Awards Single Audit Report 2019
Federal and State Awards Single Audit Report 2018
Federal and State Awards Single Audit Report 2017

Promotion and Development Fund

By statute, Port Houston makes available information on Promotion and Development Fund expenditures, including details of Port Commissioner travel.

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P&D Audited Financial Statements 2021
P&D Audited Financial Statements 2020
P&D Audited Financial Statements 2019
P&D Audited Financial Statements 2018
P&D Audited Financial Statements 2017
P & D Report 2022-10
P & D Report 2022-09

P & D Report 2022-08
P & D Report 2022-07
P & D Report 2022-06
P & D Report 2022-05
P & D Report 2022-04
P & D Report 2022-03
P&D Report 2022-02
P&D Report 2022-01
P&D Report 2021-12
P&D Report 2021-11
P&D Report 2021-10
P&D Report 2021-09
P&D Report 2021-08
P&D Report 2021-07
P&D Report 2021-06
P&D Report 2021-05
P&D Report 2021-04
P&D Report 2021-03
P&D Report 2021-02
P&D Report 2021-01
P&D Report 2020-12
P&D Report 2020-11
P&D Report 2020-10
P&D Report 2020-09
P&D Report 2020-08
P&D Report 2020-07
P&D Report 2020-06
P&D Report 2020-05
P&D Report 2020-04
P&D Report 2020-03
P&D Report 2020-02
P&D Report 2020-01
P&D Report 2019-12
P&D Report 2019-11
P&D Report 2019-10
P&D Report 2019-09
P&D Report 2019-08
P&D Report 2019-07
P&D Report 2019-06
P&D Report 2019-05
P&D Report 2019-04
P&D Report 2019-03
P&D Report 2019-02
P&D Report 2019-01
P&D Report 2018-12
P&D Report 2018-11
P&D Report 2018-10
P&D Report 2018-09
P&D Report 2018-08
P&D Report 2018-07
P&D Report 2018-06
P&D Report 2018-05
P&D Report 2018-04
P&D Report 2018-03
P&D Report 2018-02
P&D Report 2018-01


Port Houston’s Accounting Department is responsible for preparing reports on cargo and tonnage statistics.

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General Statistical Data Packet 2021-12
General Statistical Data Packet 2020-12
General Statistical Data Packet 2019-12
General Statistical Data Packet 2018-12
Statistics 2022-09
Statistics 2022-08
Statistics 2022-07

Statistics 2022-06
Statistics 2022-05
Statistics 2022-04
Statistics 2022-03
Statistics 2022-02
Statistics 2022-01
Statistics 2021-12
Statistics 2021-11
Statistics 2021-10
Statistics 2021-09
Statistics 2021-08
Statistics 2021-07
Statistics 2021-06
Statistics 2021-05
Statistics 2021-04
Statistics 2021-03
Statistics 2021-02
Statistics 2021-01
Statistics 2020-12
Statistics 2020-11
Statistics 2020-10
Statistics 2020-09
Statistics 2020-08
Statistics 2020-07
Statistics 2020-06
Statistics 2020-05
Statistics 2020-04
Statistics 2020-03
Statistics 2020-02
Statistics 2020-01
Statistics 2019-12
Statistics 2019-11
Statistics 2019-10
Statistics 2019-09
Statistics 2019-08
Statistics 2019-07
Statistics 2019-06
Statistics 2019-05
Statistics 2019-04
Statistics 2019-03
Statistics 2019-02
Statistics 2019-01
Statistics 2018-12
Statistics 2018-11
Statistics 2018-10
Statistics 2018-09
Statistics 2018-08
Statistics 2018-07
Statistics 2018-06
Statistics 2018-05
Statistics 2018-04
Statistics 2018-03
Statistics 2018-02
Statistics 2018-01
Bulk Plant Tonnage 2012-2021
Container TEUs 2012-2021
Operating Revenue 2012-2021
Revenue Tonnage 2012-2021
Steel 2012-2021
Total Tonnage 2012-2021
Vessel Calls 2012-2021
Pro Forma Cash Flows 2012-2021

Other Financial Information

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Revenues 2021
Revenues 2020

Revenues 2019
Revenues 2018
Revenues 2017
Expenses 2021
Expenses 2020
Expenses 2019
Expenses 2018
Expenses 2017
Foreign Trade 2021
Foreign Trade 2020
Foreign Trade 2019
Foreign Trade 2018
Foreign Trade 2017
Employees by Type 2012-2021

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