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.
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.
Unclaimed Money Notice
The Unclaimed Money notice has been/will be noticed in the Press Democrat on the following dates:
March 12, 2019
March 19, 2019
Any party of interest may, prior to the date designated on the Public notice, file a claim with the City of Santa Rosa's Finance Department which includes the claimant's name, address, amount of claim, the grounds on which the claim is founded and the date, name, amount and heading shown in this notice.
To file a claim with Payroll, please FILL OUT THIS FORM and submit as directed. For questions, please contact Pattie Atwater,Payroll, at 707-543-3130.
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.
Learn more about Santa Rosa City taxes and franchise fees. Find tax ordinances, taxi cab franchise fees, tax rates, and more.
View and download Santa Rosa's City-Wide Fee Schedule.
Search for and download archived financial documents and reports, such as Housing Authority Reports, Annual Financial Reports, and Budget Documents.
The Finance Department is responsible for the investment of temporary surplus funds, cash management, and other investment-related activities.
Make a payment to the City of Santa Rosa for anything from water bills to parking tickets.
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.
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.
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.