Budget and Finance

Slide Willets on Monterey State Beach

Carol Bouchard, CGFM
Interim Finance Director

Monday - Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

(831) 646-3940

Accounts Payable
(831) 646-3943

(831) 646-3942

Revenue – Accounts Receivable, Pet Licenses, Business Licenses
(831) 646-3944

Finance Department
735 Pacific Street, Suite A
Monterey, CA 93940
Fax: (831) 655-0562

Successor Agency

Monterey receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

January 17, 2018: The City of Monterey received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2018-19 biennial budget. The award represents a significant achievement. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the City had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as: a policy document; a financial plan; an operations guide; a communications device. This is the second time the City of Monterey has won this award. It also received the award for the 2016-17 biennial budget.

GFOA Certificate

Welcome to your online guide to the Finance Department. We are responsible for managing and executing all of the financial management functions for the City. Information includes the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), City fees and charges, budget data for the current year and prior years, and City ordinances pertaining to the Business License Tax, Visitor Accomodation Facilities Tax, including Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT), and Utility Users Tax.

We provide an online version of the Transient Occupancy Tax Return form for those hotel/motel operators who are required to collect and remit transient occupancy taxes to the City.

If you are starting a business in Monterey, the business license application form can be downloaded from this site. A business license tax calculator also is provided to compute the business license tax for you. The specific programs are briefly described below.

10 May 2017
05/10/2017: New Online Business License Application -  Streamlines process for business owners

05/10/2017: New Online Business License Application - Streamlines process for business owners

Business owners can now apply for their business license using the City of Monterey’s  new Online Business License Application. This option will help streamline the process of applying and submitting applications to the Revenue Office . The online application is  convenient, the process is easy, and available any time.

31 March 2016
03/31/2016: City of Monterey Wins Accounting Award

03/31/2016: City of Monterey Wins Accounting Award

Monterey, California has received its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award