Finance Department

City of Cañon City Finance Department

Harry Patel is the Finance Director for the City of Cañon City. The Finance Department is responsible for accounting services, sales and use tax and utility billing. The Finance Director interacts with the City Administrator, City Council, and other departments and supervises all Finance staff.  This Department is responsible for the disbursement of City funds and for providing timely and informative financial information to a variety of users. This Finance Department prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report since 1997 and has been awarded the “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting” by the Government Finance Officers Association every year. The Finance Department prepares and administers the City’s annual operating budget and five-year capital plan. In addition to performing a variety of general accounting activities, the department also invests City funds, administers the City’s benefit programs, participates in policy analysis and formation and ensures city compliance with federal and state legislation, as well as the City’s Charter, ordinances and policy requirements.              

The Finance Department is responsible for managing the City of Cañon City's financial resources. Departmental responsibilities include:
Accounting and Financial Reporting
√Budget
√Purchasing
√Sales/Use Tax Administration, and
√Utility Billing

Created in 1990, the Sales and Use Tax Administration is responsible for processing receipts of sales tax returns, monitoring businesses’ compliance with the city’s sales and use tax ordinances, and overseeing collection of City sales tax instead of relying on the State for this function. The main emphasis is educating and assisting businesses with voluntary compliance with the ordinances, while maintaining the resources to enforce the ordinances, if necessary.

The Utility Billing main office number is 719-269-9015. Call this number to establish service, modify existing services, or to ask questions about services and billing or email waterbilling@canoncity.org  

         Contact Us:                        
Harry Patel  
Finance Director 
          
    City Hall 
128 Main Street 
 Cañon City, CO 81212 
719-269-9011 
Fax: 719-269-9006 
        
 John McBride 
Chief Accountant 
Accounting Services 
719-276-5254 
  
Rebekah Nelson 
Senior Acct Tech 
Payroll 
719-276-5290
           
Debra Willey 
 Cashier 
719-269-9011 
        
 Mickey Wells 
Accountant 
719-269-9011 x5305 
       
      
Senior Acct. Tech
Utility Billing 
719-269-9015 
        
Pam Stepleton 
Acct Tech 
Accounts Payable 
719-276-5277
  
Evonne Allen MPS, MAcc, MT, CPA, CFE 
Sales Tax/Use Auditor 
719-276-5243 
   
Ken Burger 
Senior Acct Tech 
Sales/Use Tax 
719-276-5252 
     
Hours: 8am - 5pm (M-F)