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Temporary Relocation – Department of Finance

Wednesday, December 16, 2019 through April 30, 2020

Payment (Treasury) services will be provided at the City Clerk’s Office, located on the 1st floor of City Hall during this period.

The offices of the Department of Finance are scheduled to undergo urgent maintenance from Friday, December 16, 2019 through Thursday, April 30, 2020.  During this time, services will be provided at the City Clerk’s Office, which is located on the 1st floor of City Hall.  Due to the limited space and resources available to staff, it is recommended payments be made online or by mail, where possible, to avoid long wait times.  If you choose to visit City Hall to receive service, please be prepared to be patient, as wait times may be longer than usual.

Listed below is where information regarding submitting payments to the City online or by mail may be found.  For additional information, please visit the Department of Finance’s webpage,

Online payments:

Payments by mail:

We apologize for any inconvenience, and we thank you for your understanding.


Finance Counter Service Hours                                             
Monday – Thursday
7:00 am – 6:00 pm                                                                                    
Friday - City Offices Closed

Financial Services

The Finance Department is responsible for financial matters affecting all departments and activities of the City and the Community Development Commission (CDC) of the City of National City.  The Finance Department consist of three divisions: Accounting and Reporting, Budget and Reporting, and Revenue Management.

Accounting and Reporting is responsible for:

  • Accounts Payable
  • General Ledger
  • Payroll

Budget and Reporting is responsible for:

Revenue Management is responsible for:

  • Collection of all City and CDC revenues
  • Transient Occupancy Taxes
  • Business license and fees
  • Pet licensing fees
  • Garage sales  permit fees
  • Building permits fees
  • Parking citation fees
  • Residential rental license fees
  • Federal, State, County grant management


The Finance Department is required to maintain certain financial records and to prepare Annual Financial Reports in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and City policies.


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