The Finance office is located in Ellsworth City Hall at 1 City Hall Plaza.
The Finance Office consists of six employees and is responsible for managing the financial affairs for the entire City including the Water and Wastewater Department. The function of the Finance Office is to assure that public resources are responsibly received, safeguarded, accounted for, and distributed. Finance is responsible for the collection of all real estate and personal property taxes, motor vehicle excise taxes, sewer and water user fees, solid waste billings, and other miscellaneous accounts receivable.
In addition to these activities, the Finance Office is responsible for maintaining the City’s investments, reserve funds, grant funds, and project financing. This office pays all invoices for the municipal departments, records all financial transactions for the City, produces monthly and year-end financial and budgetary reports, and reconciles withholding and agency accounts, tax and accounts receivables, and bank statements. The Finance Office is also responsible for issuing and processing payroll checks and W2’s, maintaining payroll and personnel records, remitting and accounting for federal and state income taxes, social security and Medicare, multi-retirement reporting, as well as numerous other payroll withholding remittances.
The Finance Office strives to maintain a reputable, customer-oriented attitude of friendly service while managing a high volume of activity.
The City operates on a July 1st to June 30th fiscal year and property taxes are due in two installments. The payments dates for Fiscal Year 2012 (July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012) are as follows: