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.

Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

View the City of East Lansing's FY2019 Budget, Tax Rate & Fee Schedule

Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Preparation & Review

The Preliminary Fiscal Year 2020 Budget (PDF) has been prepared and will be reviewed by the East Lansing City Council at a series of budget work sessions this spring. Learn more.

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.