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Welcome to the City of Tulare's Finance Department.

To provide quality, excellent service, ensuring the financial integrity of the City while providing efficient, courteous service.

Finance is responsible for the City’s fiscal operations including the planning, directing, monitoring, and improving the City’s financial resources.

The Finance Department is responsible for the following areas: 

The Management division is responsible for the planning and directing of the City’s financial resources and oversight of the contract administration for City's transit services.

The Budget & Analysis division is responsible for preparation of the Budget and Audit Report along with the treasury functions.

The Accounting division is responsible for various accounting functions including accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, and other general accounting functions.

The Utilities Billing division is responsible for the collection of utility billing revenue for the City.

The Purchasing division handles the City’s centralized purchasing function, as well as the issuing of City business licenses. 

The Non-Departmental division accounts for costs not directly associated with any single department such as property tax collection charges, non-profit support and general revenue and expenditures. 

The Payroll division is responsible for performing paraprofessional duties related to general accounting work, payroll processing, including compliance with City policies relating to payroll, wage garnishments, benefits withholding, overtime hours, workers' compensation claims and the preparation of quarterly and annual reports for both the City and State.

Darlene Thompson
Finance Director / Treasurer
411 E Kern Ave.
Tulare, CA 93274
(559) 684-4255
(559) 685-5691 (fax)