Accounting and Payroll Division
The centralized financial accounting center of the city is the Accounting Division. Its functions include administering cash management/investment programs, administering financial accounting of grants and contracts and assuring financial compliance, reviewing, evaluating and prescribing internal controls for safeguarding city assets, and maintaining fund accounting systems according to generally-accepted accounting principles.
Budget & Utility Analysis
The Budget Division prepares, recommends, implements and tracks the revenue and expenditure budgets for the 35 funds of the city. This process includes collecting and analyzing the strategic five-year plan of the city's departments to coordinate their funding levels with their goals.
Business License Division
The Business License Division administers business/occupation taxes; regulatory fees; franchise fees from telephone, electric power, cable television, fiber-optic cable and natural gas providers; alcoholic beverage excise taxes, hotel/motel occupancy taxes, rental motor vehicle excise taxes and insurance premium taxes.
The Purchasing Division directs the efficient, legal and cost-effective procurement of goods and services for all city and Board of Lights and Water departments. The division is responsible for purchasing, with the objective of ensuring that all materials, supplies, services and equipment required are acquired in a timely manner at the lowest possible cost, consistent with the quality required and in compliance with all applicable procurement legislation.
Information about taxes, including exceptions, change of address, tax sale listing, mileage rates, frequently asked questions, and more.