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Department of Finance

The following are the Finance Departments' 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.

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Cleveland Management and Efficiency Report November 2009
The City has embarked on ambitious and extensive evaluation to make its government more efficient and effective. To achieve this improvement, the City retained a team of government professionals to provide an independent look at its progress and provide recommendations. This report contains the initial recommendations on how the City can further improve the management of public resources and the delivery of services. more

Department of Finance
Sharon A. Dumas, Director
601 Lakeside Ave., Room 104
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

P: 216.664.2536
F: 216.664.2535
Relay Service: 711
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Mission Statement


To provide professional financial management services and protect the fiscal integrity of the City; by maximizing the collection of revenue, judiciously investing public monies and practicing generally accepted financial management principles in a manner consistent with the guidelines required by the Codified Ordinances of Cleveland, City Council, the Mayor’s Office, and other governmental units.

-Department of Finance