The Finance Department insures prudent financial management of the City's resources. These responsibilities range from the daily administration of City fiscal resources to long range financial planning. These responsibilities include administration, general accounting, accounts payable, payroll, budget preparation, and a variety of customer service activities including business license management and utility billing administration. Our emphasis is on teamwork, collaboration, integrity, and professionalism. We provide information that is timely, prompt and accurate. Our focus is on delivering effective and efficient services that stress continuous improvement and result in excellence in customer service.
Learn how to obtain a business license from the City of Ceres.
View financial reports provided by the City of Ceres.
During the November 2007 election, City of Ceres' voters approved a ½-cent retail transaction and use tax (sales tax) for the improvement of police, fire and 9-1-1 emergency response.
The Finance Department provides utility billing and collections administration for customers using City water, sewer and garbage services. This includes billing and payment services and maintenance of customer accounts.