The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the City of Lake Charles is prepared annually by the City's Finance Department in conformity with generally accepted auditing standards.

Since 1984 the City has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting and since 2011 the City has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association. In order to be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, a government must publish an easily readable and efficiently organized comprehensive annual financial report. Such reports must satisfy both GAAP and applicable legal requirements.

Current Adopted Operating and Capital Budget:

Adopted Operating & Capital Budget - FY 23-24

*Please note, the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a long-term planning document used to identify projects and programs over the course of the next several years. 

Special Note: Bookmarks and page numbers contained in the table of contents are all clickable links. 

Annual Financial Reports:

City of Lake Charles Annual Financial Report for Year Ending September 30, 2022

City of Lake Charles Uniform Guidance Supplementary Report for Year Ending September 30, 2022

**Past year's Financial Reporting Documents and Adopted Budgets can be found up the Topics of Interest heading to the right of this screen. Click on Archived Financial Reports.