Finance

!ATTENTION!  In an abundance of caution, the City of San Bruno has temporarily closed the Finance/Utility Billing customer service counter through January 17, 2022.  While the counter is closed, services are available and will remain available:

  • Payments can be dropped off at the outdoor payment drop box located at the rear entrance to City Hall, 570 Linden Avenue, San Bruno
  • Payments and new utility service requests can be made online at www.sanbruno.ca.gov/270/Utility-Billing
  • Contact customer support by email, webfinance@sanbruno.ca.gov  or by phone:
    1. Utilities - (650) 616-7086
    2. Business License – (650) 273-4371
    3. General Finance – (650) 616-7080

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The Finance Department is responsible for the overall financial and accounting operations of the City, including the Successor Agency to the San Bruno Redevelopment Agency. The department ensures that the Fiscal activities of the City are performed, recorded, and presented in compliance with professional and ethical standards. The primary services provided include:

Financial Reporting & Accounting

Provide departments with regular financial reports and provide quarterly budget status updates to the City Council. On an annual basis, this information is used to complete the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, special reports to State and Federal Agency Grant Administrators, and bondholders.

Budgeting, Purchasing & General Administration

Maintain financial oversight of the organization by preparing and monitoring the City Council approved budgets, issuing purchase order contracts, administering competitive bids, and implementing internal controls.

Revenue Services Customer Service

Generate and manage utility bills for nearly 12,000 accounts, serving both residential and commercial locations.

Accounts (Employee & Vendor) Payable

Provide weekly payment for services and supplies rendered by vendors and biweekly payroll for City employees.

Accounts Receivable

Collect the City's business taxes on over 3,000 open tax accounts. In addition to business taxes, the Department is responsible for invoicing and collecting miscellaneous receivables such as transient occupancy taxes, reimbursements from developers, and rental agreements.

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