Finance Department

The Finance Department handles all the financial activities for the City.

We are here to serve you. Please contact us with any requests for information, questions, or suggestions you may have at 541-523-6541, email, or visit us at:
City Hall
1655 1st Street
Baker City, OR 97814

Current Budgets & Audit

2021-2022 Adopted Budget

2021-22 Proposed Budget
** The 2021-22 Proposed Budget was approved by the Baker City Budget Board on May 18, 2021.  It will be brought before the Baker City Council in June to be adopted.  If adopted, the new budget will take affect with the new fiscal year on July 1, 2021.

2020-21 Adopted Budget


Additional information on the current funds and fund types can be found at this link: Description of Funds and Fund Types 2020-2021.

Link for Baker City Budgeting Basics - 2020 Baker City Budget Basics


Here are some of the activities performed by our department:
  • Provide receptionist services for the City
  • Receipt, categorize, and deposit revenue (100-200 items daily)
  • Bill for City services are billed every 8 weeks
  • Pay the City's bills (200+ checks prepared monthly)
  • Pay the City's employees' salaries and pay the employee benefit providers according to 3 union contracts and policies for the non-represented
  • Provide debt service accounting for the City's outstanding Local Improvement Districts and outstanding HUD loans.
  • Provide grant accounting and reporting
  • Provide accounting and reporting on the city's 4 trust funds
  • Provide financial services for our business activities: ambulance, water, wastewater, cemetery, and building permits
  • Account for and allocate the city's internal services: equipment maintenance and inventory
  • Budget for the next year and make modifications as needed to the current year's budget
  • Provide cost accounting for public works activities
  • Reconcile bank accounts and general ledger accounts
  • Invest cash set aside for future activities
  • Maintain a balanced general ledger that follows generally accepted accounting principles
  • Report on and analyze financial data
  • Prepare a comprehensive annual financial report

For additional information please view our staff information.