The Finance Department provides financial management, oversight and reporting for the City of Painesville. The department collects and records revenue, prepares and monitors the City's operating and capital budgets, invests funds to achieve maximum returns and develops effective systems to care for the City's assets. The Finance Department staff not only serves internal departments, but works with the public and suppliers on financial matters including special billing and collection, expenditure payments, city contracts, cash management, accounting, budget control, tax preparation and collection, and other fiscal functions.



The Finance Department is responsible for all purchasing of services and commodities throughout the City of Painesville. A purchasing agent prepares all the purchase orders for the City, reviews all debit card purchases and orders bulk items used across multiple department. For questions regarding invoices or purchase orders, please call 440-392-5772.

  • Bids - If you are interested in participating in our open and competitive bidding process for contracts, check out our Bids page


Annual Reports

The City's Annual Budget is compiled by the Finance Department and City Manager's Office, and presented to City Council in the fourth quarter for review and approval.  The Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR), formerly known as the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), is the City's financial statement for each calendar year. The Finance Department supplies the information for the ACFR and is audited by outside state auditors. The report is also reviewed by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The City of Painesville is proud to be honored with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for many consecutive years.

Approved Annual Budget


Annual Comprehensive Financial Report