Debt Obligation

Debt Obligations StarDebt Obligation

City of Lucas outstanding direct debt is comprised of Certificates of Obligation, General Obligation Refunding bonds, and a Capital Lease. The total amount of tax supported debt for the City of Lucas, as of September 30, 2018 is $12,042,822 and revenue supported is $6,179,189. Total tax supported debt obligations expressed as per capita is $1,515.

Certificates of Obligation

Certificates of Obligation are typically issued without voter approval (unless a referendum is petitioned) and backed by tax revenue, fee revenues, or a combination of the two. The City's COs are secured by a combination of property taxes and a limited pledge of the City's water system.

City of Lucas Certificates of Obligation have been rated AA+ by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Standard & Poor's CO Rating Report July 26, 2019.

Debt Obligation


The 84th Legislature passed HB 1378 to increase the transparency of local government debt. Under political subdivisions including cities, annually compiling of their debt obligation data from the preceding fiscal year is required.


Annual Local Debt Report required by HB 1378

Total Debt Oustanding  per year

Total Debt Outstanding by Issue

Debt Issue Purpose 

Debt Issue History  (The City’s debt is comprised of Certificates of Obligation and a Refunded bond which do not require a bond election. The outstanding debt was authorized by the City Council and can be viewed by clicking the “Debt Issue History” Link.

Bond Election History - The City has not held any bond elections; therefore does not have bond election history.

Tax Rates for Current Fiscal Year

Budget: (Documents include debt service information for current and previous fiscal years)


Other Information:

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Debt at a Glance Tool

Texas Bond Review Board

City Council Contact Information





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