Finance Department

The Finance Department is responsible for providing quality service to the City's customers, which includes the preparation of the City's utility bills, monthly statements, parking citation reminders & business licenses. The Finance Department also manages the City's finances, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, investments, purchasing, cash receipts and payroll.

The Finance Department manages and maintains the City's financial records in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and in compliance with state and federal laws. The Finance Department is committed to developing and maintaining effective and efficient financial planning, reporting and central support systems in order to provide the City Council, City Manager and other City officials with financial information on a timely and meaningful basis.

The Finance Department is open from 10AM to 5PM,  Monday - Friday and  located at:

The Civic Center
678 W 18th St
Merced, CA 95340
Main Phone Line -- (209) 388-7900

Important Phone Numbers:

  • Water-Sewer-Refuse Billing -- (209) 385-6841
  • Business License Billing -- (209) 385-6843
  • Parking Violations Inquiry Only  -- (209) 385-6842
  • Parking Violations Payments -- (800) 989-2058
  • Other Billing -- (209) 385-6864
  • Accounts Payable -- (209) 385-6832
  • Purchasing -- (209) 385-6833