The Finance Office is responsible for the Administration of the City’s Financial Records, including the financial information system, financial reporting, cash management, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash receipts, expenditure monitoring, and fixed asset accounting.
The City of Pierre Fiscal Year runs January 1st thru December 31st. The annual budget is approved by September 30th for the following year. Quarterly financial reports are presented to the Commission the month following the end of the quarter. The annual financial report is presented on or before the first commission meeting in March. An audit and report is conducted annually by a contracted CPA Firm and completed by September 30th of the following year.
The Finance Office is also responsible for Municipal Elections, including setting election schedule, verifying petition signatures, confirming candidate eligibility, printing ballots, and managing polling locations. The City of Pierre coordinates and cost shares Municipal Elections with Hughes County and Pierre School District whenever possible.
The Finance Offices also handles the retention of all agendas, minutes, ordinances, resolutions, bids, and the issuance of Business Licenses and renewals thereof, Tattoo Licenses, Alcohol Licenses, Raffle Requests, Street Closure Requests, and Insurance Claims.
The Finance Office oversees the receipt of payment for all Utility Services and setting up service accounts, and processing billings. The following utility services are available: Electricity, Water, Wastewater, Garbage. Customers requesting services from the City of Pierre must make application in person to the Finance Office at 222 E Dakota Avenue. Utilities will not be provided to a customer until an application with a picture ID and a deposit of $125 is received by the City. No service will be granted to customers with a delinquent account from a prior residence until such bill is paid in full. Payment of Utility Bills can be made by cash, check, or credit card to the Finance Office or the payment drop box in the parking lot behind City Hall. Automatic bank draft is available on the payment due date by completing the authorization form and providing a voided check. Online Payments are also available using the link on the left.