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Finance Department

*UPDATE* Approved Annual Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 is now available in PDF form.

2018/19 Budget Meetings:

July 19, 2018, 6:00 pm – Presentation of preliminary budget and Council sets preliminary millage rate

September 6, 2018, 6:00 pm – First public hearing on Annual Operating and Capital Improvement Budget and public hearing on Penny for Pinellas projects

September 20, 2018, 6:00 pm – Final public hearing on Annual Operating and Capital Improvement Budget

The Finance Department encompasses all accounting, financing, purchasing and treasury activities within the City. It includes commercial accounts payable, cash disbursements, custody and recording of revenues accruing to the city, debt management, investment activities, review of the financial activities of city functions, pension administration, maintenance and operation of the computerized financial records system, financial reporting, and payroll operations. The department is ultimately responsible for ensuring that accounting transactions are properly recorded and maintains all official accounting records.

If you wish to conduct business with the city, visit our guide to doing business with the city for additional information. Our documents, forms, and publications section provides access to our consumer's Certificate of Exemption and various tax remittance forms. If you need additional assistance please contact us.

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Tax Information

Federal Tax Identification Number: 59-6000-289
State of Florida Certificate of Sales and Use Tax Exemption


The objective of the Finance Department is to serve the Citizens of Clearwater with effective coordination of the fiscal management of the City by efficiently providing timely, responsive, and comprehensive financial planning, support services and reporting to all City departments, the City Management Team, the City Council, and our citizens.

These Finance Department objectives further the City Council’s Strategic Direction of providing cost effective municipal services and infrastructure. They address the Council’s Strategic Direction objectives of efficiency and financial responsibility via the Finance and Office of Management and Budget programs and the objectives of financial responsibility and safety via the Risk Management program.

Contact Us

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Mailing Address:
Finance Department
P.O. Box 4748
Clearwater, FL 33758-4748

Location Address:
Municipal Services Building, 3rd Floor (East end)
100 S. Myrtle Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33756

Main Number: (727) 562-4530
Accounts Receivable: (727) 562-4524
Accounts Payable: (727) 562-4526

Budget: (727) 562-4540

Purchasing: (727) 562-4630

Risk Management: (727) 562-4650

Fax: (727) 562-4535

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

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