City of Waycross Finance Division
The mission of the Finance Department is to innovate, organize and implement sound financial stability and growth, while upholding exemplary customer service.
The Finance Division is responsible for all aspects of the financial record-keeping system of the City. This begins with detailed, realistic budgets approved by the Commission followed by accurate financial reports comparing budgets to actual revenue and expenses with explanations for all significant variances. Additionally, financial resources are identified to provide the short and long-term operations of all departments.
The Division consists of:
- Finance Director
- City Clerk
- Accounting Clerks
- Business licenses
- Water, Sewer, Garbage and Yard Trash Billing
- Financial Reports
FY 2021 Budget is available for review at City Hall.
For our Financial Reports please click here
The City Clerk is the official custodian of the records of the City including minutes of Commission meetings, ordinances and resolutions. The City Clerk also updates the Code of Ordinances of the City. These are available online.
The City Clerk approves all business licenses issued by the City.
The original minutes of all meetings since the City was incorporated in 1874 are available at City Hall. People interested in historical research can contact the City Clerk.
Accounting Clerks are responsible for the intake of all of the City's revenue. They also act as customer service representatives for all of the City's utility services.
Applications for new business licenses are available here. Businesses operating in the City pay an occupation tax based on the gross sales of the business and the type of business. New licenses require the approval of the Code Department. Renewals are issued on an annual basis.
The goal in purchasing is to provide a cost effective and efficient procurement system for the management, acquisition and control of supplies and services. Formal bids are items/services that will reach or exceed the cost of $5,000.
All annual bids are awarded during the month of June for the new budget year with begins in July and include boots, chemicals, concrete, fire extinguisher services, fire uniforms, janitorial supplies, mosquito spray, oil/lube, patchwork/paving, police uniforms and printing.