The Town's Finance Department manages the Town's fiscal affairs, including administration and management of the Town budget, investments, debts, and assets. The department works in conjunction with the Town Commission, Town Manager, and other department heads in the preparation and adoption of the annual budget, and expenditure of public funds based on that budget.
At the close of the fiscal year, the Finance Department works with the Town's auditors to prepare the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
The Finance Department also coordinates accounts payable, accounts receivable, and purchasing activities for all departments, including the billing of residents for utility services. Additionally, they administer risk management and insurance programs, including employee benefits, retirement packages, and payroll.
The Finance Department is staffed by three full-time employees. Questions or concerns related to any of the Finance Department's duties and responsibilities should be directed to the Finance Director.
Surplus Property Auctions The Town typically utilizes an online auction website (www.govdeals.com) to facilitate the advertising and sale of its surplus property. View the Online Auction website to access the current items up for auction.
Establish Utility Service
Customers who wish to establish utility service with the city must first complete a Residential Application for Utility Service (PDF) for Service Upon submittal of the application, the customer must provide a photo ID issued by a State or Federal Agency. If you have any questions, please contact the Finance Department.
Budgets & Reports
View the archive of Monthly Financial Reports.
Fiscal Year Budget is the annual operating budget for the Town of Highland Beach. The Fiscal Year runs from October 1st through September 30th.
View the archive of Budgets.
The Annual Comprehensive Financial Report provides an assessment of the financial condition and results of operations within the adopted budget.
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Town of Highland Beach for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021.
The report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.
The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
View the May 24, 2023 Press Release (PDF).
We are very much aware that residents expect the Town to maintain a clean and unlittered appearance. Thus, the Town provides both Solid Waste and Recycling on a regular basis to its residents. Should you have any questions, comments or concerns related to such solid waste or recycling services, please contact the Finance Department.
To request a trash and/or recycling container, complete a Trash Recycle Container Request Form (PDF) and email to the Finance Department. Contact information for the Finance Department can be found on the form.