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Finance Department

222 Saint Louis St.
Room 439
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
(225) 389-3061 Office
(225) 389-5673 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Marsha Hanlon
Director
Finance@brgov.com
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City-Parish Annual Operating Budget

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the City-Parish

General 2% Sales and Use Tax Report

New Business Registration

Residential Solid Waste User Fee Assistance Program

Administration
Provides direction and cohesion for the department by supplying general supervision and direction over the other six divisions of the Finance Department.  In addition, the Administration Division protects the financial interests of the City-Parish through monitoring the legislative process.

Accounting
Performs all the activities normally associated with a governmental accounting unit.  These activities are interrelated and include preparing, analyzing, recording, summarizing, reporting, and interpreting financial transactions of the city, parish, various grants, and special districts.  The Accounting Division maintains accounting systems in accordance with the best-recognized practices in governmental accounting.

Budgeting
Prepares and monitors the annual operating budgets for the General Fund and the many special funds of the City-Parish government.  In addition, the Budgeting Division reviews and recommends action on all budgeting amendments, performs cost analyses for proposed projects, and, in general, supplies budgetary information to the Administration, the Council, and the general public as requested.

Internal Auditing
Performs independent appraisals to evaluate City-Parish programs, activities, and functions.  Its purpose is to establish stronger internal controls, improve the efficiency of City-Parish operations, and promote governmental accountability.

Revenue Auditing
Performs audits of businesses in East Baton Rouge Parish for taxpayer compliance with local sales, use, occupational license, insurance premium, and hotel-motel tax ordinances.

Revenue
Collects, receives, and forwards to the City-Parish Treasurer all revenues paid to the city and parish.  Among the revenues directly collected by the Revenue Division are sales and use taxes; hotel-motel taxes, special assessments (paving, sewerage, street lighting, etc.), taxicab franchises, public utility taxes, parking meter collections, and land rentals.  The Revenue Division also receives funds paid to other agencies and departments of the government and administers, collects, and enforces occupational license taxes and insurance premium taxes.

Service Fee Business Office
Bills, collects, and accounts for sewer user fees and solid waste collection fees.  These fees provide funding for sewer maintenance and improvements, and for the collection and disposal of solid waste.