The Finance Department has the following responsibilities:
  • Providing fiscal support, oversight, and control to the Mayor and Council, City Agencies, and City Departments to ensure proper fiscal management, budgeting, and accounting
  • Maintains financing, auditing, and record keeping standards to ensure sound fiduciary practices

Adopted Administrative Rulings regarding Utility User Tax

State and federal surcharges are subject to the City of Richmond’s Utility User Tax.

Measure U Gross Receipts Business License Tax

City Council placed a measure on the November 3, 2020 ballot that was approved by the voters, which changes the Business License Tax calculation methodology to be based on gross receipts in the City of Richmond instead of the number of employees. Please visit our Measure U page for more information.