Finance Department

The City of Durham’s Finance Department assists the City Council, city manager and city departments with the management of financial resources and activities including debt and cash management, payroll, vendor payment, financial reporting, purchasing and revenue collection. Finance staff also coordinate risk management activities such as claims administration and employee safety programs.
  1. Accounting Services Division

    The Accounting Division of the Finance Department is responsible for 3 activities - accounting operations, reconciliation and financial reporting.

  2. General Billing & Collections Division

    The General Billing and Collections Division of the Finance Department provides a centralized approach for non-utility billing, issues business licenses, and provides a centralized method for cash collections of all revenues due to the City.

  3. False Alarm Program

    Find out the consequences of a false alarm in the City of Durham.

  4. Fee Schedule (Revised June 30, 2017) (PDF)

    Fee schedule (Revised June 30, 2017) (PDF)

  5. Fee Schedule Tables (PDF)

    View printable tables of the annual fee schedule.

  6. Purchasing Division

    The Purchasing Division of the Finance Department is the central buying office responsible for making general purchases of products required by all departments within the City of Durham.

  7. Risk Management Division

    The Risk Management and Safety Division of the Finance Department administers the City’s Risk Management and Safety Program, which includes: property casualty insurance program, occupational safety and OSHA compliance, claims investigation and aggressive claims management.

  8. Treasury Management Division

    The Treasury Division of the Finance Department coordinates the City’s investment program.