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Debt Obligations Transp Star

The financial information and documents below are provided to give New Braunfels citizens a clear view of the data regarding outstanding debt obligations, bond election information, and other debt-related information.

For questions about the information presented, please contact the City of New Braunfels Finance Department at 830-221-4380.

HB 1378: Debt Obligation Reporting

The 84th Legislature passed HB1378 to increase the transparency of local government debt. Under Local Government Code §140.008, political subdivisions, including counties, cities, school districts, junior college districts, special purpose districts, and other subdivisions of state government must annually compile their debt obligation data from the preceding fiscal year.

Funding Source
Total Outstanding Debt
Debt Outstanding Per Capita*
Ad Valorem Supported    
General Fund
EMS Apparatus Replacement Fund
Airport Fund
Solid Waste Fund
Hotel/Motel Fund
Total Ad Valorem Supported
Revenue Supported    
Creekside TIRZ Fund
Total Outstanding Debt
Outstanding Per Capita*
Capital Leases
*2021 Census Estimate 101,637    

Historical Bond Program Information

2019 Bond Program - May 4th, 2019

Proposition Amount
Infrastructure/Transpiration $44,512,490
Parks & Recreation $16,547,420
Public Safety $50,414,750
Library Facilities $5,525,340



2013 Bond Program - May 11th, 2013

Proposition Amount
Street Improvements $37,500,000
Drainage & Flood Improvements $24,500,000
Parks & Recreation $20,000,000
Economic Development $4,000,000


Charts and Graphs

Outstanding Debt
Inflation Adjusted Outstanding Per Capita

Property Taxes

The total property tax rate in the City of New Braunfels is .4754. The total tax rate is comprised of the Operations and Maintenance portion (.2474) and the Interest and Sinking portion (.2280). The O&M portion of the tax rate is allocated towards operating expenditures in the City’s General Fund, whereas the I&S portion is dedicated to the repayment of debt service.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

Property Tax Rate

Downloadable Data

Current Debt Obligations as of 9/30/21: Outstanding direct debt obligations, tax and revenue supported, as well as State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) loans and leases. Includes purpose, credit rating, outstanding principal amount, debt service, and spent and unspent proceeds issue-by-issue.

Issue-by-Issue Listing of Debt Obligations

Outstanding Debt Time Trend

Annual Financial Report (AFR)

Adopted Budget Document