Finance

The Finance Department Will Be Closed on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22

Office will reopen at City Hall (300 Park Ave.) on Tuesday. April 23; Real Estate Assessment Office will remain at Gage House.

The City Hall renovation project is almost complete, and the schedule is set for reopening the building to the public.

The last day of City Hall offices (including the Finance Department) open at 400 N. Washington St. will be Thursday, April 18. 

In addition to the Finance Department, the following offices will be closed to the public on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, and will reopen at regular hours at 300 Park Ave. on Tuesday, April 23:

  • Commissioner of the Revenue (Vehicle Registration, Business Licenses)
  • Treasurer (Tax Payments, Dog Licenses, Vehicle Decal)
  • Voter Registration
  • Planning (Permits, Building Safety, Zoning)
  • Police Records
  • Public Works (Permits, Solid Waste)
  • Sheriff
  • Administration (City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk, Communications, Finance, HR, IT)

NOTE: The Real Estate Assessment Office will remain at Gage House (located behind the Community Center). 

The Department of Finance consists of financial services, purchasing and open bids, and real estate assessments.

Financial Services

The Financial Services Division manages accounting, budgeting, internal audit, purchasing, accounts payable, and payroll. It is also responsible for organizing internal financial audits, preparing the annual budget and Capital Improvements Program (CIP), and producing the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which is audited by independent external auditors.

Purchasing & Open Bids
The Purchasing Division procures goods, services, and construction in accordance with applicable codes and policies. The division:
  • Administers maintenance and service agreements
  • Approves contracts and purchase orders
  • Assists divisions with preparing specifications, monitoring vendor performance
  • Develops manuals, checklists, and procedural documents for purchasing
  • Manages the solicitation processes
  • Provides purchasing training to staff
It also supplies services to the School Division for complex projects. The division aggressively pursues the use of national, state, and local contracts to acquire goods and services at the best available prices.

Real Estate Assessment
The Real Estate Assessment Office determines the value of all property located within the City of Falls Church at full and fair market value as of January 1 of each year. This is done in accordance with Virginia Code to distribute taxes equitably among all taxpayers, at a real estate tax rate set by City Council each year to help fund the annual budget.