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

Fiscal Year 2024 Budget

View the City of East Lansing's FY 24 Budget, Tax Rate & Fee Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions - Taxes

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

NEW! Online Miscellaneous Bill Payments

Customers who receive miscellaneous bills/invoices from the City of East Lansing, can now make their payments online in one, easy-to-access place! Users will need to create a new account to login. Learn more.

Where Do My Property Taxes Go? 

View the City of East Lansing's Property Tax Handout (PDF) for a breakdown of where property taxes go and to learn how the portion of taxes kept by the City is used.

Statement of Name Change

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has released a statement asking all industry affiliates to immediately stop using the four-letter acronym most often associated with the Comprehensive Annual Finance Report. Learn more by viewing the GFOA's statement (PDF).