The Finance Department is responsible for administration of all financial activities of the city and Board of Lights and Water. The department provides the services necessary to effectively and efficiently conduct the City/BLW's fiscal affairs, as well as providing direction, coordination, and implementation of major financial and administrative policy decisions in accordance with applicable state law and local code. The Finance Department collects, projects, acquires and controls the city's financial resources in a way that promotes stability and integrity.
  1. Accounting 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.

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  2. Budget Division

    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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. Purchasing Division

    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.

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  5. Tax Division

    Information about taxes, including exceptions, change of address, tax sale listing, mileage rates, frequently asked questions, and more.

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  6. Payroll / W-2 Information

    Please contact the Payroll Division with Payroll-related inquiries. Current or former employees and retirees can request a copy of W-2 or 1099-R from the past seven years.

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