Finance

Finance Department
The Finance Department’s responsibility to the Town of Bel Air and its citizens is to ensure that adequate controls exist in order to protect the town’s funds and maintain adequate and accurate records of all financial transactions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The department must maintain strict cash controls, diligent monitoring, and reconciliation of monies to maintain adequate cash flow.

Responsibilities
The Finance Department is responsible for:
  • Billing and collection of real and personal property taxes
  • Billing and collection of sewer utility and user benefit fees
  • Collecting of all other town revenue
  • Accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Processing payroll
  • Maintaining bank accounts
  • Managing and investing town funds
  • Managing debt
  • Accounting of all financial transactions
  • Maintaining general ledger accounts
  • Maintaining the town’s capital assets database
  • Assisting in the preparation of the annual budget
  • Reporting finances
  • Coordinating the annual audit
Town Payments
Any checks should be made payable to Town of Bel Air. A $25 charge is assessed for all returned checks. Utility payments can be made online.