Financial Reporting

City Fees and Charges

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How are City Fees and Charges Determined?

The city charges a range of fees for services provided to residents and businesses. These fees are imposed as a result of public use, such as recreational services, rental uses, water utilities and other types of services.

The method for establishing fees and the extent to which they recover the cost of the service provided, is consistent with the recommendations of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting (NACSLB), and Federal Government Office of Management and Budget (Circular A-87). Each year, during the budget process, staff reviews the fees to ensure the amount being charged approximates the amount it costs for the city to deliver that service.

Of the city’s total revenue budget, 38 percent is comprised of fees charged for services provided to citizens.