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Finance Department

21 S. State St.
Westerville, Ohio 43081-2119
Phone: (614) 901-6440
Fax: (614) 901-6448

Email:                    Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Finance Department ensures that city operations conform to generally accepted financial accounting and management principles. This department has oversight responsibilities for cash management, debt administration, income tax, administration, utility billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll processing.

The City of Westerville has strong financial operations, as recognized by a rating of Aaa from Moody’s Investors Service, an AAA rating from S&P and an AAA rating from Fitch. Westerville’s financial position can be attributed to the conservative nature of City Council and the administration, coupled with the considerable growth seen over the last several years. Westerville also continues to benefit from a strong local economy. Taxable resources, including assessed property valuations and income levels, continue to show consistent growth.

 Westerville Credit Rating Reports
  Standard & Poor's June 2018 Report
Moody's Investor Service June 2018 Report 

NEW: 2018 Auditor of State Financial Health Indicators Report

The City of Westerville prides itself on strong fiscal stewardship as reflected in clean audits, recognition from the Auditor of State, as well as the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for financial reporting and its AAA bond rating from national rating agencies. 

The Auditor of State’s 2018 Financial Health Indicators Report for the City of Westerville is available for review.  The City received “Positive Outlook” ratings for 15 of the 17 indicators of financial health. Two indicators received a “Cautionary Outlook.”  Read more information about these ratings.

Monthly Interim Financial Report

Each month, the City produces an interim financial report. The most recent and the final report for the prior year can be accessed below. To request a copy of a prior month's report, please contact

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

For 35 consecutive years, the Government Finance Officers Association has awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City for its comprehensive annual financial reporting. The GFOA award, earned by less than 2% of the nation's government entities, demonstrates a constructive spirit of financial disclosure to the community it serves.

The City's 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report can be viewed HERE.

Past Annual Financial Reports for Viewing

2020-2024 Financial Plan

A complete summary of all projected operating and capital needs of the City for the next five years and includes estimated revenues from all sources.  Also included in this plan is a compilation of narratives concerning the programs and priorities of various operating departments and divisions of the City.

2020- 2024 Capital Improvement Plan

A comprehensive look by year and by fund of key facility, equipment, and infrastructure investments proposed over the next five years. Click links below for plan summaries, general capital improvements, electric, water, sewer, fire, parks and recreation department capital project plans for each of the five years.

Capital Financing & Debt Policy

The capital financing and debt policy provides comprehensive guidance for future decisions regarding financing of capital projects including the appropriate use of debt. The City’s legacy of financial stability is built upon a conservative approach to spending as well as a long-term commitment to full and timely repayment of debt.

Vendor Information

  • EFT form - The City can now process payments to vendors through EFT.  If you are interested in this payment option please complete the EFT form and submit to the Finance Department by fax, mail or email.
  • W-9 form
  • Submit an invoice or form through email at

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