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City Clerk

The Department of Finance and Administration is the office of the Director of Finance/City Clerk. Appointed by the Mayor and Board of Alderman, the Clerk is the custodian of the City’s Official Seal and responsibility as record keeper of the Official Minutes of the Mayor and Board of Alderman, City Ordinances and all public records relating to City Government.   The Department is the “Financial Hub of the City” which oversees the collections of all City funds and the administrator of the City’s Municipal Budget.

OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED       

TAX COLLECTION

The City of Starkville currently has an agreement with Oktibbeha County to collect all City taxes.  Tax sale for unpaid taxes is held on the 4th Monday of August each year.  Please contact us for any additional information needed. link (Oktibbeha County Tax Assessor)

VOTER REGISTRATION AND MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

Municipal Elections for Mayor and Board of Aldermen are held in June every four (4) years. The next scheduled election is June 2017. Special Elections are held when necessary.  link (voter registration application) (elected officials)

PRIVILEGE LICENSES

All businesses (for profit) located within the city of Starkville must secure a Privilege License prior to opening a business. Annual renews are due during the month the business is opened. Notice of renewal is provided.

Privilege License Application 

Transient Business Application Packet

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AND RECEIVABLE

All invoices or claims incurred by the city are paid from this office. Claims are approved by the Board of Alderman on the first (1st) and third (3rd) Tuesday of each month. The office collects and/or bills for all funds due to the city.

PAYROLL AND ALL PAYROLL RELATED FUNCTIONS (INCLUDING RETIREMENT AND INSURANCE) FOR MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES ARE PROVIDED AT THIS OFFICE.

PURCHASING (ADVERTISEMENT AND RECEIPT OF BIDS)

EXTERNAL CONTRIBUTIONS

These are the contributions that are to be considered by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen during the municipal budget preparation process for the upcoming fiscal year. These requirements are extracted for conveniences from City Ordinances 1988-4 and 1991-1. A complete copy of these ordinances maybe obtained, for a minimal fee, upon request.

External contributions made by the City of Starkville are controlled by State and local law. The Mayor and Board of Aldermen make such contributions based upon their assessment of what is in the best interest of the needs and desires of the citizens and the City. Requirements and Form


Related Files

Water Department 2017 Budget

Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

Fiscal Year Electric Department 2017 Budget

Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

Proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

2015 Audit Report
2014 Audit Report
2013 Audit Report
2012 Audit Report
2011 Audit Report
2010 Audit Report
2009 Audit Report
2008 Audit Report
2007 Audit Report
2006 Audit Report
2005 Audit Report
 



Contact Us
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Lesa Hardin

City Clerk / CFO

Ph: (662) 323-2525
l.hardin@cityofstarkville.org

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