Comptroller (217) 345-5650

The Comptroller’s Office manages all financial matters of the City. The Comptroller inspects the collection of salaries, invoices, unpaid bills, and asset management. The Comptroller prepares and maintains the City budget and tax levy. The Comptroller also does cash management of the City and all investing and borrowing activities. If you have any questions, you can reach the Comptroller’s office at (217) 345-5650.

City Budget
The City's budget year begins May 1st of each year after City Council approves in April. The current approved budget, as previous budgets, are available below.

Proposed 2018-2019 City of Charleston Budget
2017-2018 City of Charleston Budget
2016-2017 City of Charleston Budget
Previous Annual Budget Reports

Property Tax Levy

The Comptroller files the property tax levy for public inspection. The property tax levy gets approved each year in December. The County calculates PTELL limiting rates on our levy and bills the taxpayers. The most recent tax levy is available below.

2016 Tax Levy Collected in 2017 City of Charleston
List of all Property Tax Levy documents

Financial Statements
April 30, 2017, Financial Statements City of Charleston
List of all Financial Statements


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