Finance Department


The Finance Department is committed to excellence in the provision of financial services.  The Department provides proactive financial and analytical support to City departments and decision-makers. The Finance Department safeguards and facilitates the optimal use of City resources throughout the organization.


Overview of Responsibilities

Director Of Finance

The Director of Finance is the head of the Department of Finance and the fiscal officer of the Municipality. He or she is appointed by the Mayor subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the members of Council and serves at the pleasure of the Mayor. He or she keeps the financial records of the Municipality, exhibiting accurate statements of all moneys received and expended, of all property owned by the Municipality and of all taxes and assessments. The Director of Finance is the custodian of all public money of the Municipality, keeps and preserves such money in the place or places authorized by ordinance, and disburses the same as may be required by law or ordinance. He or she does not allow the amount set aside for any appropriation to be overdrawn or drawn for any other purpose. He or she examines and audits the accounts of all other officers, employees and departments. He or she requires evidence that the amount of any claim presented is due. The Director of Finance is responsible for the preparation and submission of appropriation measures and assist the Mayor and Council in the preparation of estimates, budgets and other financial matters and at all times keeps the Mayor and Council fully advised as to the financial condition and needs of the Municipality. He or she performs the duties of Treasurer and such other duties consistent with his or her office as the Mayor or the Council may direct. 




The Regional Income Tax Authority collects taxes on behalf of the City of Vermilion.

Any questions regarding your taxes should be directed to RITA.

Phone:  (440) 526-0900




Property taxes are collected by both Erie and Lorain Counties.

For property information including property tax, lot size, school district and more please contact the auditor in the county in which the property is located.


Erie County Auditor’s Office      Lorain County Auditor's Office