FINANCE DEPARTMENT

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On January 3, 2017 the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority will launch its Clean Water Assistance Fund to help families pay their Alcosan bills. The program will serve low-income residential customers and for those that qualify will receive a $30 credit on their bill, every three months.

Dollar Energy Fund, Inc will manage the program for Alcosan. A fact sheet is attached and should you have any questions, please contact Dollar Energy Fund at 1-800-375-1388.  (Click here to view the Alcosan Clean Water Assistance Fund Updated Fact Sheet)

Local Social Service Agencies will be accepting applications starting the first week of January. To locate an agency near you, please click on https://www.hardshiptools.org/AgencyFinder.aspx . Enter your address to find one closest to your location.

****Click here to learn about sewer usage fees in 2016

***Click here to view the 2015 CAFR

***Click here to view the 2015 PAFR (Public Annual Financial Report

***Click here to view the 2017 Municipal Budget

General Information:

The Finance Department is located on the second floor of the Municipal Building. Office Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
 
The Finance Department administers the budgeting, accounting and payroll functions for all Municipal Departments.  A Finance Director, Accounting Supervisor, Payroll Clerk and a Secretary staff the department.   
 


Tax Information

Tax billing & collection is administered for the Municipality by Jordan Tax Service.  Taxes that are billed/collected by Jordan Tax Service for the Municipality include Earned Income Tax, Real Estate TaxLocal Services Tax, and other taxes such as Amusement Tax and Mechanical Device tax.  Each tax has a different rate, filing requirement and payment due dates.  Residents should be aware of all due dates and payment requirements. PAYMENTS FOR CREDIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED, HOWEVER THERE'S A MINIMAL CONVIENCE FEE THAT APPLIES. Please click on the Jordan Tax Service link above then click on "Online Payments" at the main menu. 
 
Sewer usage fees are billed and collected by  Jordan Tax Service. Payment due dates for the sewer bills are indicated on the bill.
 


Budget Information

In accordance with the Home Rule Charter, the Preliminary Municipal Budget is submitted to Municipal Council by September 1st of each year for the following calendar year.  The budget is then reviewed and approved by Council by November 30th.  A copy of the Preliminary and Final Municipal Budget are available in the Bethel Park Public Library.
 
An audit, which is required by state law, is conducted annually and is typically published in May.  It is available for public viewing at the Bethel Park Public Library.