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Finance

 
Important Notice During COVID-19
Effective immediately, for the safety of our community and staff, real estate transfer tax stamps, final water bills, and vitals will only be available through mail or online.  The City is no longer accommodating appointment requests for these transactions.  Please email the Finance department at finance@cityhpil.com or call 847.432.0800 with any questions.   The City has a Payment Drop Box, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, located in the Hazel St. parking lot adjacent to City Hall. Applications and payments can also be mailed to:

City of Highland Park 
City Hall - Finance Department 
1707 St. Johns Ave. 
Highland Park, IL 60035 

Mission
Support the City’s core priorities by providing exceptional customer service, financial transparency, and technology innovation, to residents and staff, with integrity, courtesy, and compassion.

Responsibilities
The Finance Department includes the functional areas of finance and information technology. The Finance Department administration division is responsible for preparation of the City's annual budget and comprehensive annual financial report; the collection, disbursement, and investment of all City funds; financial administration and accounting. 

Additional Services
The division also provides financial reports and analyses to assist the City CouncilCity Manager's Office and operating departments in their decision-making. The Information Technology Division provides technology support to all City departments, including computer hardware and software support, telephone and voice mail support and coordination of the City’s geographical information system (GIS).