Finance / Treasurer Department Overview

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The Walker City Commission appoints the Treasurer for the City of Walker.

The Treasurer’s office is open to the public between 7:30am and 5:00pm every Monday through Thursday and between 7:30am and 11:30am every Friday, excluding holidays.

The department is responsible for the administration of the property tax records for parcels located in the City of Walker. Property taxes are billed and collected in two billing cycles per calendar year. The department mails out approximately 9,000 tax bills per billing cycle. The annual amount of property taxes billed in the 2013 calendar year exceeded $32.5 million. Property tax payments received by the department are distributed to the appropriate taxing units (schools, county, etc) twice a month.

The Finance Department performs administrative and professional work in the formulation and coordination of policies in managing the financial operations of the City, including, but not limited to:  budgeting, accounting, payroll, risk management, purchasing, revenues, special assessments, and cash management. 

The department receipts and deposits all monies received by the city to be used in the operations of the city’s various funds. These monies include, but are not limited to, Walker City income taxes, permit fees, state revenue sharing, state highway (Act 51) monies, cable fees, special assessment payments and court fees.

The Treasurer is responsible for the investment of all monies in each of the city’s funds, with the exception of the city’s pension fund.

The City Clerk and the City Treasurer are responsible for signing all accounts payable checks.