The City Payment Center directly collects payments for all City, School and County property taxes, water bills, business license fees, parking ticket fines and fees, boot fees, and adjudication fees. The City Payment Center also manages invoicing, collection and tracks revenues earned by other departments (codes violations, PILOTs, shelter payments, reimbursements and other billings); receives any funds collected by all other City departments, as well as other money legally due to or receivable by the City or any of its officers, departments, boards or commissions; and deposits daily all money collected into depository banks to the credit of proper funds.
The City Payment Center prepares tax bills for all real property taxes, charges and local assessments, and is responsible for servicing over 42,000 tax payer accounts. The City Payment Center enforces the collection of delinquent property taxes and the selling of tax delinquent properties. It also maintains an inventory of real property in which the City has any right, title or interest and, when authorized by the Council leases or sells City-owned property required for municipal purposes.
The City Payment Center collects all monies related to parking tickets, receives and reconciles monies collected by booting scofflaws, and third party collections.
The City Payment Center produces and mails water bills weekly and services over 39,000 water accounts.