The City Clerk’s Department performs a wide variety of services including maintaining all records and documents of the City. The following duties are also the responsibility of the City Clerk’s Department: Annual Budget and Financial Reports, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Water/Sewer/Solid Waste Utility Billing and Receipting, Licenses and Permits, Payroll & Benefits, custodial of all funds of the City, and coordination of the Tax Increment Financing program and related reports. The City Clerk’s Department is responsible for preparing agendas and reporting proceedings for the City Council, Planning & Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustments, and Park Board.
For the FYE 2018 (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018) budget, the tax levy was lowered from $10.12002 to $10.08258 per $1,000 valuation on regular property. Copies of the City’s annual budget are available at the Clerk’s office. Here is the budget for FYE 2018. FYE 2018 Property Taxes & General Fund Charts
Every owner of a dog or cat over the age of six months shall obtain a dog or cat license on or before the first day of April of each year. The annual license fee is $3.00 for each dog or cat. Each year, proof of rabies vaccinations is required when applying for a license. No person shall keep or permit to be kept any dangerous animal. The definition of “dangerous animal” is found in Chapter 57 of the Walcott City Code. Pit bulls are included in the definition of dangerous animals. View the FAQ page or City Code for additional information.