Finance Department

finance imageThe Finance Department is responsible for the fiscal management, processing and maintenance of all accounting transactions for the City.  These responsibilities include financial policies and procedures, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, utility billing, budgeting, auditing, investment management, long-range financial planning and fixed asset management.  The department is also responsible for information systems, insurance and many personnel functions.

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This receipt gives an estimate of what 2017 City property taxes are paying for.  This receipt does not include your County or School District Share of your tax bill. Of your 2017 property taxes, approximately 45% goes to the City of Cambridge.

The receipt will be updated to the 2018 City property taxes once we receive the information from Isanti County. Please keep in mind that the 2018 receipt will not include the Street Lighting since that has been implemented into a monthly utility fee.


financial health

2016 $6M Revenues

2016 $6M

bond rating AA

dept per capita

independent audit






Utility Billing Payment Options

Customers may make their utility payments using a direct payment option from a bank account.  This arrangement is known as an automatic clearinghouse (ACH) transacation.  To enroll in the program, fill out the form below for direct bill program. You can cancel the program at anytime.   Remember to keep paying your account as usual until your bill reads "Auto Bill Customer--Do Not Pay". 

In addition, we accept VISA, Mastercard or Discover to charge your utility bill.  Credit cards will be accepted in person at City Hall or via phone. Please note that utility bill payments made by credit card either on the website, over the phone, or in person, are subject to convenience charges.

Caroline Moe, Director of Finance
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Linda Gerlach, Accounting Clerk
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Joleen Kriesel, Utility Billing Clerk
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Ginny Bustrom, Receptionist
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To view a copy of our 2016 audit (also known as the comprehensive annual financial report), the 2017, or 2018 budgets, click on the applicable icon below. The 2017 audit report will be published soon.

City of Cambridge Utilities Direct Pay Enrollment Form »

2018 Adopted Budget »

2017 Adopted Budget »

2016 City of Cambridge Comprehensive Annual Financial Report »

Long Range Plan 2018 - 2022 »