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County Auditor
Edward A. Dion, CPA

County Administrative Offices
800 E. Overland, Room 406
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 546-2040
Fax (915) 546-8172

8:00 am - 5:00 pm


System Support & Administration
Revenue Estimation
GL and Disbursement (Accounts Payable)
Internal Audit
Financial Analysis
Payroll & Benefits
Cash Management
Grants Compliance
EPCCSCD Fiscal Services

Entity Name: County of El Paso, Texas
Type of Entity: County
Most recently completed fiscal year: 10/01/2020 - 09/30/2021


El Paso County issues debt to fund public infrastructures, such as new government buildings and renovations, water distribution systems, park improvements, and other projects that require significant capital investment. Using debt allows the County to complete a capital project with a repayment schedule that spreads the project's cost over the life of the Bond. The County reviews projects thoroughly regarding scope, feasibility, cost, useful life of the financed asset, and capacity to repay debt. As a result, shorter-term capital outlays are funded with the maintenance and operations tax rate equal to one penny rather than through debt issuance. 

During fiscal year 2021, some of the ongoing projects funded with the debt issued in previous fiscal years are Courthouse Improvements, Far Eastside Parks and Improvements, Fabens Airport renovations, purchase of new Elections Equipment, construction of an Employee Fitness Center, and Infrastructure and Forest Migration project for information technology.



Total outstanding debt obligations: $182,542,464
Total tax-supported debt obligations: $180,595,101
Total tax-supported debt obligations per capita: $209
Total revenue-supported debt obligations: $1,947,413
Total lease-purchase or lease-revenue obligations: $243,256
There were no bond elections during fiscal year 2021

Title: Tax Supported and Revenue Supported Debt  - Description: Time trend for last five years showing total outstanding tax-supported and revenue-supported debt; and

Tax-supported debt obligations are the combined principal and interest required to pay all outstanding debt obligations secured by ad valorem taxation on time and in full.

Revenue-supported tax obligations are the combined principal and interest required to pay all outstanding debt obligations that revenues will pay.

Total tax-supported debt obligations expressed as per capita is the ratio of tax-supported debt obligations to population (865,657 for fiscal year 2021).



Inflation Adjusted Tax Supported Debt per Capita



  1. The last bond election was held on November 3, 1992, to issue General Obligation Jail Bonds, which the voters overwhelmingly approved. The bonds were issued on March 16, 1993, in the amount of $35,000,000 to construct the Eastside Jail Annex.
  2. Source and year for population or enrollment figures used in per capita calculations:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2021
  3. Total lease purchases are presented as the present value of future minimum lease payments.




Annual Debt Report Part 1
Annual Debt Report Part 2
2021 Tax Rates
Adopted Budget Debt Information


Time Trend for Outstanding Debt
Issue by Issue Listing


Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Debt at a Glance Tool
Bond Review Board Local Government Debt Data
Upcoming Bond Election Information - No Scheduled Bond Election