The mission of the Finance Department is to provide competent and comprehensive financial services which accurately account for all financial transactions; to bill and collect all City revenue accurately and on a timely basis; invest idle funds prudently and to make authorized disbursements on time and to assure that all assessments are accurate, fair, equitable, and lawful.
The Finance Department has the overall responsibility of all accounting and finance related functions. This responsibility is discharged in accordance with Federal and State regulations, the City Charter, City Ordinances enacted by the City Council, directives from the City Manager, and by utilizing the Governmental Accounting and Financial Standards established by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
The department consists of a Finance Director/Treasurer, Deputy Treasurer, Administrative Assistant, and an Assessor. The Finance Director/Treasurer oversees the departmental operations, maintains the General Ledger, prepares for the annual audit, assists in the development of the budget, invests the City's money, and administers all information technology related issues. The Deputy Treasurer is responsible for the Utility Billing function where over 1,700 water and sewer accounts need to be maintained. Other tasks include Accounts Receivable, Property Taxes, Cemetery, and assisting with the General Ledger. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for Accounts Payable, Payroll and Human Resources. The assessor holds a part-time position working two eight-hour days a week and maintains files on over 2,200 parcels.
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Millage Rates, 2011
Water Reconnection Fees
Pool Filling Discount
Due Dates for City Taxes
Summer, August 15
Winter, February 14
Download Finance Documents
Financial Report, 2011-12 (4.6mb)
Financial Report, 2010-11 (1.0mb)
Financial Report, 2009-10 (1.0mb)
Financial Report, 2008-09 (1.1mb)
City Budget, 2012-13 (3.8mb)
City Budget, 2011-12 (4.7mb)
City Budget, 2010-11 (3.9mb)
Citizen's Guide and Dashboard
Online Payment of Water Bills
and Property Taxes
The City of Belding is now accepting credit card payment for utility billing and current taxes. Official Payment charges a 3% convenience fee. Please call 1-800-272-9829. At the prompt, enter Jurisdiction Code 7090.
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Enter Jurisdiction Code 7090
For on-line banking for utilities and tax payments, please allow five days for the bank to process and sent your payments. We cannot use the date the bank processes your check for payment, or for the mailing date. We enter the payment the day it arrives in our office and if the payment is late, a penalty is added.