Through the Director, the division provides leadership and management
for all divisions within the Finance Department, and is responsible for
the promotion, security and preservation of the financial assets and interests
of the City. The division provides budget and operations analysis
as requested by the Administration for all city departments, and performs
the staff function relative to budget planning, development, forecasting
and maintenance. The division issues and manages the debt program
to service the needs and functions of the City.
Value and classify all real estate and personal property in the City of
Duluth for the purpose of the property tax and in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes. Notify all taxpayers annually of the value and class assessed
to their taxable parcels. Explain and defend property valuations and classifications
at the local and county boards of review and in Tax Court. Process assessments
for Street Improvement Program, sidewalks, utilities and solid waste.
Prepare tax analysis and projections for Business and Community Development,
City Attorney's Office, Property Management and other City offices. Assist
and provide information to the public. To view the Assessor's website click here.
CITY AUDITOR'S OFFICE
Properly audits, accounts, and records accounting and payroll transactions
in accordance with the City Charter, City Code, and Governmental Accounting
and Financial Reporting Standards. Responsibilities include processing
payroll, processing vendor payments, grant reporting, and monitoring internal
controls over City assets, contracts and records. The City Auditor’s
Office annually prepares the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial
Report which is audited by the Minnesota Office of the State Auditor.
Performs the materials requisition and procurement functions for the city.
The emphasis is placed on value purchasing and encompasses purchasing
the highest quality materials and services at the lowest possible cost.
The division is also responsible for the disposal of excess or obsolete
materials. To view the purchasing website click
The Treasury has custody of all City funds, assures their effective use
and security and provides organizational cash management, investment services
and banking relations. The Division administers and collects authorized
local taxes, calculates and files required State and Federal taxes and
manages other tax collection records. The Treasury is also the public
source for recording and reporting per parcel assessment debt outstanding.