Financial Transparency


The Comptroller of Public Accounts launched the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle program in December 2009 to recognize local governments across Texas that are striving to meet a high standard for financial transparency online. They spotlight those local governments that are:

  • opening their books to the public
  • providing clear, consistent pictures of spending
  • sharing information in a user-friendly format that lets taxpayers easily drill down for more information.

They award Leadership Circle designees with a certificate reflecting their Circle Award level: Gold, Silver or Bronze.  The City of Canton received the Gold award, the highest level allowed,  in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Budgets / Audits
Financials / Check Registers
Tax Rates

A public information request may be submitted in writing to the City Secretary by mail or in person at 201 N. Buffalo, Canton, TX 75103, by fax at (903) 567-1793, via e-mail to Click here for form.

The following is a link to the State Comptroller's website regarding transparency in government, including local debt: