The Finance Department oversees the investments, payment of vendors, utility billing, budgeting, financial planning, debt management, and payroll duties. For additional information, please call Finance Director Scott Schaefer at 651-426-3344.

Property Taxes

Washington County bills and collects all property taxes. You may pay your taxes online via their website. Washington County Property Tax


The City Council begins planning its budget in March for the following fiscal year. The fiscal year runs from January 1 to December 31. The City Council, staff members, and others are involved in this process. The preliminary budget is adopted by September with final budget adoption occurring in December.

View the 2020 Adopted Budget (PDF).

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

The CAFR is an annual report that provides a "snap shot" of detailed information about the city’s financial status. This report is audited by an independent, certified public accounting firm.

2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (PDF)

2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (PDF)

2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (PDF)