Welcome to Finance
The Finance Department is responsible for administering the City's financial policies and procedures, maintaining the City's sound financial condition, and collection of revenues and tax billing.
The Finance Department consists of the Finance Director, Assistant Finance Director, Tax Collector, and Collections Clerks. These personnel perform financial management functions including financial accounting, investments, revenue collections, and financial reporting to the City Manager, department heads, and State and Federal agencies.
Financial information from the City of Marion's annual financial statements for the past few years can be found at the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer website or on our department website.
The City manages several grant projects and capital projects outside the annual budget. The Finance Department works with the City's auditors each year in the preparation of financial statements and the annual audit.
Payments & Taxes
Water and sewer payments must be received in the Utility Billing Department no later than 5 pm on the 15th day of each month to avoid a late fee. Please note that a lost or undelivered bill does not excuse late payment. If a bill is not paid by the 25th of the month, an additional penalty will be applied, and service is subject to disconnection. If service is disconnected, a reconnection fee will be charged to reestablish service. Delinquent accounts where the water has been turned off shall not have such services restored until such delinquent account, including all penalties, has been paid in full.
The Tax Collector collects property taxes on real and personal property within the City Limits. For further information, please contact the Tax Collector at 828-652-3551. Business registration licenses are required for all businesses operating or doing business within the City, except where exempted by State law. For further information, please contact the Tax Collector at 828-652-3551.
- Outside Agency Funding Policy (PDF)
- Plan de Accceso de Idioma (Language Access Plan in Spanish) (PDF)
- Resolution - Tax Adjustments for Under-Overpayments and Set a Minimum Bill Amount (PDF)
- Resolution Authorizing Staff to Approve Tax Refunds Under 100 to 2000 (PDF)
- Resolution Regarding Treatment of Small Refunds (PDF)