FINANCE

The Finance Department prepares financial statements and the annual City budget for Council approval.  The Department also assists the Mayor and Council in the development of fiscal policy.

Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Finance Department is to provide high quality financial services to all of its customers, both external and internal, by:

  • Providing accurate, complete and timely information regarding the City’s financial condition and transactions
  • Protecting City assets against unauthorized use and managing City assets for their most productive use
  • Administering the City’s revenue ordinance and finance-related laws, regulation and contracts in an efficient and equitable manner
  • Providing administrative guidance and service to other City departments to obtain the equipment and services they need to effectively manage their responsibilities
  • Implementing effective procedures for the timely liquidation of all property documented City liabilities which ensure compliance with all legal requirements
  • Maintaining a commitment to a high level of personal productivity and a continuous pursuit of the means for improving the Departments’ procedures and achieving signification personal satisfaction the staff’s professional roles

OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
Telephone calls accepted until 5:00 p.m.
256-435-7611

VISIT THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT TO:

Apply for or renew a business license  (View Business License Forms)
Pay ambulance or landfill bills
Purchase a yard sale permit
License your dog or cat (rabies certificate required)
View public financial records (Audited Financial Statements: FY13FY12FY11FY10)
Submit a bid and/or attend a Bid Opening
Purchase City Cemetery lots

INFORMATION REGARDING SALES, USE, RENTAL AND LODGINGS TAX ADMINISTRATION

Click here to view the City’s tax rates

Click here to view the City’s Financials

FY18 Business & Taxation  Ordinances
O-600-18 Chapter 7 Gasoline
O-601-18 Chapter 20 Lodgings Tax
O-602-18 Chapter 20 Rental Leasing Tax
O-603-18 Chapter 7 Aggregate License Fee
O-604-18 Chapter 7 License Classifications and License Fee Schedules

Finance Department Staff

Finance Accountant
Laura Copeland

Revenue Specialist-Payroll Administration
Holley Murray

Revenue Specialist-License & Permits
Brenda Sandoval

Revenue Specialist-Payables & Disbursements
Renea Rochus