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Financial Transparency

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The City of Arvada is committed to financial transparency and the sharing of information.  This page was created in an effort to provide additional financial information of interest to our citizens, our businesses, and other parties.


City of Arvada Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is a publication that provides in-depth information about the operations and financial position of the City of Arvada and complies with the City Charter.  The CAFR is prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (USGAAP) and is audited by BKD, LLP a firm of licensed certified public accountants.

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City for its CAFR for the year ended December 31, 2014.  The Certificate of Achievement is a national award recognizing conformance with the highest standards for preparation of state and local government financial reports.  This is the 31st consecutive year that the City has received the Certificate of Achievement award.

CAFR documents are also available in hard copy for viewing at the City Clerk's Office located in City Hall or the Finance Department, which is located in the Annex building.

City of Arvada Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Year Ending 12/31/14

City of Arvada Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Year Ending 12/31/13


City of Arvada Quarterly Financial Reports

The City publishes Quarterly Financial Updates to provide timely information on the major operating funds within the City. Recent quarterly financial updates are available below.

2015 Mid-Year Financial Report

2015 First Quarter Financial Report

2014 Year-End Financial Report