The City of Deer Park shall have its records and accounts audited annually by a certified public accounting (CPA) firm, licensed to practice in the State of Texas. The City shall prepare an annual financial statement and report, which together with the auditor's opinion, shall comprise the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The CAFR shall be filed within 180 days after the last day of the City’s fiscal year. A printed copy of the City's CAFR is available for public viewing during normal business hours at the Deer Park Public Library and at the City Secretary's office in City Hall.
The City of Deer Park's fiscal year begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. Annually, the City shall prepare a budget to provide for the short-term and long-term needs of the City through strategic management and preservation of its financial resources. This budget shall be prepared in accordance with the City's financial management policy. It shall be structurally balanced and shall address City Council priorities. A printed copy of the City's annual budget is available for public viewing during normal business hours at the Deer Park Public Library and at the City Secretary's office in City Hall.