Our Mission

As the fiscal steward of the City's resources, the Finance Department provides excellent customer service, as well as ethical oversight and management of public funds.

Department Overview

The Finance Department is responsible for providing a variety of financial and support services to City operations, as well as the business community and general public. The Department is responsible for financial management of all City operations, the Housing Authority, and the Redevelopment Agency. Services include budgeting and financial planning, financial reporting and accounting, tax program administration, utility billing, revenue collection, debt management, purchasing, stores and warehouse functions, investments, payroll administration and disbursements.
  1. Budget Information

    Find a number of City budget resources such as budget documents, survey results, blogs, and information on how to give feedback on the planning process.

  2. City Taxes & Franchise Fees

    Learn more about Santa Rosa City taxes and franchise fees. Find tax ordinances, taxi cab franchise fees, tax rates, and more.

  3. City-Wide Fee Schedule (PDF)

    View and download Santa Rosa's City-Wide Fee Schedule.

  4. Financial Documents & Reports

    Search for and download archived financial documents and reports, such as Housing Authority Reports, Annual Financial Reports, and Budget Documents.

  5. Investments

    The Finance Department is responsible for the investment of temporary surplus funds, cash management, and other investment-related activities.

  6. Make a Payment

    Make a payment to the City of Santa Rosa for anything from water bills to parking tickets.

  7. Measure O: Quarter-Cent Public Safety Sales Tax

    In accordance with Ordinance 3680, the City Council established a seven-member Citizen Oversight Committee (COC) to annually review expenditures and appropriations of the tax revenues generated as a result of the passage of Measure O.

  8. Purchasing

    The City procures many materials, supplies, public works, and more through a centralized purchasing system, headed by the City Purchasing Agent. Learn more about doing business with the City.

  9. Revenue

    The Revenue Division provides billing and collection services for City water and sewer utilities, and is responsible for management of a number of taxes, with total collections of approximately $186 million per year.