Department Mission

The Finance Department mission is to be responsive, helpful, and efficient in serving the citizens of Anacortes, elected officials, and their other 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 City department activities and coordinates the preparation and publication of the City’s Annual Report, Budget and Capital Facilities Plan. They provide financial planning and analysis support to other City departments, the Mayor and the 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, payroll, purchasing services and financial reporting. The staff is also responsible for cash receipts, accounts receivable, business licensing and dog licensing. The Utility section is responsible for the billing and collection functions associated with water, sewer, storm drain, solid waste, and utility taxes.


The Finance Department is open Monday through Friday, 8 p.m. to 5 p.m. We are closed on City holidays.