All financial documents including the Budget, Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports and Miscellaneous Fees and Charges can be found in the Financial Documents folder.

The City of Ashland has partnered with OpenGov to further increase effectiveness and accountability. OpenGov is a platform for financial management and for presenting budget information to the community and communicating Council priorities.


The Finance Department is composed of:

  • Accounting Division
  • Administration Division
  • Customer Services Division (Utility Billing)
  • Purchasing Program​
  • Risk Management Program

Each plays a significant role in supporting the other Finance Divisions as well as providing services internally to other city departments and directly to the public.


Vision Statement: The Finance Department is one of the significant ties that bind City departments and activities. Key measures of the department's effectiveness are how well the assets accounted for by FD are protected and used throughout the City and the feedback received from recipients of the department's output.

Mission Statement: To provide optimum service to external and internal customers through the effective allocation of Finance Department resources based upon responsibilities, priorities and need.

The Finance Department (FD) is a key support department primarily located in the Central Services and Insurance Services fund budgets and providing services directly to the public and to all other departments and funds within the City of Ashland including Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission (APRC). Like no other department, FD serves and interacts with every fund and department, often down to the employee level, with services like budgeting, financial reporting, payroll and benefit payment processing and accounting for services provided. All departments benefit from FD's many other activities including purchasing of goods and services, accounts payable processing and internal service cost tracking and allocation; enterprise funds also benefit from utility billing and collection activities; governmental type funds are supported through tax collection and general license and fee processing; and APRC benefits from FD performing accounting and financial reporting functions for the Commission.

The department plays the lead role in the annual budget process. Coordinating information from the other departments, public meetings, deliberations, economic and social grant allocations, distribution of information and the final budget document for legal compliance are some of the major activities for this process. At the end of the budget year, FD coordinates the annual municipal audits required by the State of Oregon for the City and Parks Commission. This department prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the City and APRC, the City's component unit. This department is the primary party responsible for the budget and both annual reports, all recognized for many years with national awards for superior work.

Strategic Departmental Goals

  • Council goal: Develop a plan to establish fiscal stability, manage costs, prioritize services, and ensure key revenue streams.
  • Annually evaluate and update: the long-term operating projections for all funds during the budget process, rate models in keeping with industry demands, cost allocation models on a three-year rotating basis.
  • Develop a performance measures program for all city departments.
  • Provide comprehensive information to the community on city budget and financial issues to promote a more thorough understanding of how the City receives its funding, how it's spent and what services are provided.
Risk Management
Financial Documents
Water Rates

Frequently Asked Questions

Option #1

Pay the ticket within 10 calendar days of the date the violation is issued.

Make check payable to and mail to:

Ashland Parking Enforcement

PO Box 566

Ashland, OR 97520


Drop the payment in the yellow drop boxes located at:

Ashland Civic Center (Police Station Parking Lot)

1175 East Main


City Hall (the box is located on a pole outside the Plaza side of City Hall)

20 East Main

Option #2

Appeal the citation.

  1. Write a letter, within ten calendar days, explaining why you are appealing the ticket and include your name, address and phone number. Include the payment for the ticket with the letter. Mail the letter to:

Ashland Parking Enforcement

PO Box 566

Ashland, OR 97520

The Ashland Municipal Judge will review the letter.

If the charge is dismissed, the check is returned to the sender.

The appeal process usually takes two weeks.

Do not go to the Municipal Court in person. The clerks are unable to assist with parking tickets. All appeals must be made in writing.

Diamond Parking Service: 541-552-1422


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