The Finance Department coordinates the annual budget process, works with departmental leadership to prepare the annual budget, facilitates the annual audit and prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). It also acts as the City's purchasing agent, processes biweekly payroll, performs risk management and maintains all liability insurance policies.

FY2018 Budget

East Lansing City Council has begun its review of the Preliminary FY2018 Budget & Program of Services (PDF). Learn more.

FY2017 Budget

The Fiscal Year 2017 Budget & Tax Rate was adopted by the East Lansing City Council on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. View the FY2017 Budget & Program of Services (PDF). View the FY2017 Budget, Tax Rate & Fee Schedule Resolution (PDF).

Frequently Asked Questions - Taxes

A number of tax-related Frequently Asked Questions have been compiled.