The Department of Finance provides financial management of taxpayer resources, receives and disburses all cash, and links the City with the banking community by managing City investments. The City of Dayton depends upon local property and income tax revenues to fund most of its public safety, general operations and capital improvement projects. These two taxes provide nearly 70% of the City's total annual revenue.

Through a proper mix of reasonable tax rates and efficient use of funds, the City of Dayton provides services, community enhancements and infrastructure repairs to maintain a viable environment for citizens and businesses.


The Department is composed of:

  • Division of Revenue Administration
  • Division of Tax and Accounting Administration


Below is a quick look at some of the many projects the Finance Department is involved in to serve the citizens of Dayton every day.

  • Bill, collect, process, deposit and account for City revenues
  • Use appropriate accounting standards and methods
  • Identify and collect delinquent revenues
  • Provide customer service
  • Manage employee and vendor payments

Mailing addresses for Business/Individual/Joint Taxpayer:

Payment Due

City of Dayton/P.O. Box 643700/Cincinnati, OH 45264-3700 

Zero Balance Due

City of Dayton/P.O. Box 1830/Westerville, OH 43086-1830

Refund Request

City of Dayton/P.O. Box 1830/Westerville, OH 43086-1830