State Payee Payment Resources
Search State Payments Issued
The Search State Payments Issued application provides vendors and other payees with access to their detailed payment information. After you login and are authenticated, you can see information on both confidential and non-confidential payments.
The application gives you and other authorized users in your organization access to data on all payments received from the state, both by warrant and direct deposit. Because it contains data for the current and past three state fiscal years, this also makes for a great auditing tool. See How to Search Payments Online for more information.
Payees such as vendors, state employees (for travel payments) and individual recipients can choose to receive an email from the state when:
- A direct deposit payment has processed and been sent to their financial institution, and/or
- A warrant has been issued and is available for distribution.
All payees including state employees should verify the availability of funds with their financial institution before expending funds.
To opt-in for APN, payees must first set up an account in the Search State Payments Issued application. Payees manage their own APN options. After receiving an APN, they can go back to the application to securely access their payment details online.
Please see How to Search Payments Online for the APN video tutorial.
Where the Money Goes
Texas has an online state expenditure database called Where the Money Goes to track state spending. The database offers six check register search tools, including Payments to Vendors.
The Data Center is also part of the Comptroller's transparency initiative. It is designed to provide direct access to platform-independent data, including all state expenditures by fiscal year. Vendor payments for the year by agency are part of the state expenditure datasets.
Two types of information are excluded from being posted on Where the Money Goes — payee addresses and any transactions that are confidential, such as the names of child support recipients. Under state and federal law, some payees must be kept confidential. In addition, state agencies may determine and mark other transactions as confidential. If you are concerned about a payment being displayed as public information, you should contact the agency issuing the payment to discuss any confidentiality concerns.
Note that the database is a snapshot of the state’s payment register as of the time the payment was made. Subsequent corrections that do not result in an additional payment or payment cancellations do not appear.
For more information
If you have questions about your payment information, please:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or
- Call the Comptroller’s Payment Services Help Line at (512) 936-8138 or toll-free (800) 531-5441, ext. 6-8138.