DCTA Business Center

Financial Info

DCTA Recognized for Ensuring Financial Transparency

The DCTA’s consistent dedication to ensuring transparency of the Authority’s financial records has earned high marks at both the state and national level. Learn more about transparency qualifications.

The Denton County Transportation Authority’s commitment to financial transparency has earned the Platinum Leadership Circle Award Level for online public access to financial documents.

GFOA_budget_Award.jpgThe DCTA also has been recognized by the Government Finance Officer Association of the United States and Canada with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental account and financial reporting. DCTA has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program by Government Finance Officers Association for seven consecutive years.


Finance Summary:

The financial detail below is related to the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018 and includes the past four fiscal years for comparison when applicable.

The per capita base is calculated using Denton population numbers and is detailed below:

Population per year 2014-2018

Revenues and Expenses per Capita, last 5 fiscal years:

NOTE: DCTA does not receive income from property taxes.

Sales tax is collected through a one-half percent sales tax in member cities - Denton, Highland Village and Lewisville. 

Rev, Exp, Tax per Capita

Rev, Exp, Tax Per Capita Graph


Revenues Chart

Revenues Per Capita

Sales Tax Revenue Graph

Sales Tax Revenue Graph


Expenses Chart

Total Employees and Contract Operations, last 10 years:

NOTE: Figures represent total head count as of fiscal year end.


Headcount Chart

Headcount Graph

Texas Transparency Organization

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts' Texas Transparency website provides visitors with detailed information about state spending, datasets you can download and use, links to local government transparency efforts, and general information about the state budget process.


The budget is a policy tool used by staff and the Board to establish goals and deliver the services defined in the Service Plan of the agency, as well as serving as the foundation for DCTA’s long range financial model. The budget identifies the source and use of funds expended by DCTA and communicates the priorities and informs Denton County citizens about the financial condition of the agency.

DCTA has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by Government Finance Officers Association for 12 consecutive years.

Financial Data Graphs

Check Register (xlsx)

A check register is a listing of all payments incurred during a pay period by the Agency. The register includes payment date, payee, payment amount and a general description of the transaction. The information is compiled and totaled by monthly transactions. To adjust the month that is currently being viewed, use the drop-down selection in cell E1 of the Excel Document. 

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

This report provides a quantitative look at the operating success, financial health, and compliance of the government report units. It includes a statement of net position, a statement of changes in financial position, a cash flow statement, and a comparison of budgeted to actual expenses and revenues.

Debt Information

Summary information about outstanding debt including debt obligations, descriptions, dates issued, total amounts and maturity dates.

Current Tax Rates

DCTA collects a one-half percent sales tax in member cities – Denton, Highland Village and Lewisville.

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