Department of Finance

The following are the Finance Department's main objectives:

  • Maintain an appropriate financial base to deliver an effective level of City services
  • Collect, tax revenue and report the expenditure of public funds in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code and Codified Ordinances of Cleveland
  • Uphold a respected credit rating in the financial community and assure taxpayers that the City of Cleveland is well managed by using prudent financial management
  • Provide financial support to all City Departments.

This Department is comprised of thirteen divisions. Finance Administration supervises the activities of each of them, helping to maintain a high-level of efficiency, productivity and professionalism.

  • 2016 RNC Official Parade Route, Official Speaker’s Platform and Park Use

    In preparation for the 2016 Republican National Convention, the City has designated an Official Parade Route, an Official Speaker's Platform and Park Use spaces for July 18-21st. The filing deadline for all applications and registrations is 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time on Friday, July 8, 2016.  Application form and information on these designated areas, as well as Event Zone Permit Regulations are available by clicking the link.

  • Vending During the 2016 Republican National Convention

    In preparation for the 2016 Republican National Convention, the City has designated Fixed and Mobile Vending Zones for July 18-21st. The filing deadline for all applications and registrations is 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time on Friday, July 8, 2016.  The application and information on these designated areas, as well as Event Zone Permit Regulations are available by clicking the link.

  • 2016 City of Cleveland Budget Book Published, Receives Award

    The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada presented the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to Cleveland for its annual budget for the Fiscal Year beginning January 1, 2016. To receive this award, a governmental entity must publish a budget document that meets program criteria as a Policy Document, as an Operations Guide, as a Financial Plan and as a Communications Device.

  • Monthly Keycard Payments for City Parking Lots Can Now be Done Online

    Monthly Keycard payments can be paid online for parking at the Gateway East Garage, Lakefront Municipal Parking, and Willard Park Garage. There is a convenience fee associated. 

  • MBE/FBE/Small Business Open Houses

    On the first Tuesday of every month from 10 to Noon, the Division of Purchasing hosts open houses for minority owned, female owned and small businesses to educate attendees on competing for City business. Participants receive a tour of the Bid Room and meet one-on-one with buyers assigned to purchase their type of products. Equal Opportunity Info: 216.664.4152, Open House Info: 216.664.2620

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