The Finance Department is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and closed for lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Payments can be made online, dropped off in the payment lock box located outside City Hall, or dropped in the lock box in the lobby of City Hall next to the Finance door.
The Arlington Finance department is to be responsive, helpful, and efficient in serving the citizens of Arlington, its elected officials, and all city departments.
The Finance department is committed to the highest quality financial management in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Finance Department Functions
The Finance administration oversees all department activities and coordinates the preparation and publication of the City’s annual report and biennial budget, providing financial planning and analysis support to City departments, the Mayor, and City Council.
They manage the Treasurer’s office as prescribed by state law and oversee all debt administration, banking services, and City investments. The administrators are also responsible for coordinating internal and external audits.
The Finance staff manages the accounting activities for the City. They are responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, purchasing services, and financial reporting. The staff is also responsible for cash receipts, and dog licensing.
The Utility section is responsible for the billing and collection functions associated with water, sewer, stormwater, and utility taxes.