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.

              Adopted Operating and Capital Budget 2019-2020

              The proposed budget was adopted as proposed with no changes on Wednesday, September 4,                2019.

              The 2018-2019 Operating & Capital Budget was adopted as proposed at the September 5,                    2018 City Council meeting by Ordinance No. 18230.
             
              The proposed budget was adopted as proposed with no changes in a special meeting on    
              Tuesday, September 12, 2017, by the Lake Charles City Council.
                Adopted Operating and Capital Budget 2016-2017
        
                Adopted Operating and Capital Budget 2015-2016
                The proposed budget was adopted as proposed with no changes on Wednesday, September                   2, 2015, by the Lake Charles City Council.
 
             Operating and Capital Budget 2014-2015
            (The Uniform Guidance Supplementary Reports for period ending September 30, 2018 follow                at end of CAFR)
            
             (The Uniform Guidance Supplementary Reports, formerly the OMB A-133 Circular, follow                 the CAFR)
            
                 (OMB Circular A-133 can be found at the end of the CAFR)
                 (OMB Circular A-133 can be found at the end of the CAFR)
                 (OMB Circular A-133 can be found at the end of the CAFR)
            
                (OMB Circular A-133 can be found at the end of the CAFR)
            
                (OMB Circular A-133 can be found at the end of the CAFR) 
 
                (OMB Circular A-133 can be found at the end of the CAFR)
 
 
                 OMB Circular A-133 Supplementary Reports
                 A-133 2009 rev