Comptroller

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 undertakes cash management of the City and all investing and borrowing activities. 

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.
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.

Comptroller Staff

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City Budget3 documents

  • Proposed FY23-24 Budget.pdf
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  • FY 21-22 Budget
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  • FY 2020-2021 Budget
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Property Tax Levy4 documents

  • Tax Levy 2022 to be collected in 2023
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  • Tax Levy 2021 to be collected 2022
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  • Tax Levy 2018 to be collected in 2019
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  • Tax Levy 2017 to be collected 2018
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Financial Statements5 documents

  • City of Charleston April 30, 2023 Financial Statement
    document date 02-09-2024
  • City of Charleston April 30, 2022 Financial Statement
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  • City of Charleston April 30, 2021 Financial Statement
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  • City of Charleston April 30, 2020 Financial Statement
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  • City of Charleston April 30, 2019 Financial Statement
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