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Robert Franklin
Chief Financial Officer

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Department of Finance

402 County Office Building
39 W. Main Street
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: 585 753-1157
Fax: 585 753-1133

The Department of Finance supervises and controls the financial affairs of Monroe County. This includes coordinating and managing the functions of the Office of the Controller, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Divisions of the Treasury, Real Property Tax Service, Purchasing, and Internal Audit, as well as Debt Management.

The mission of the Department of Finance is to maximize the ability of Monroe County government to promote the social and economic well being of the community in a financially responsible and sustainable fashion, minimizing the reliance on County taxpayer resources.

The 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

The Department of Finance, Office of the Controller prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report each year in accordance with the County Charter. The financial statements contained within the report have been audited by an independent certified public accounting firm, for which their opinion is included in its entirety and without edit. To view a copy, please download the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

Bond Ratings

On June 11, 2019 Moody's Investors Service upgraded Monroe County's credit rating to A2 from A3. In their upgrade, Moody's recognized the County's improved operations over the past three years and noted the County's appeal as a place to work and do business, conservative budgeting and careful expense management. Please download a copy of Moody's press release for more information.

On June 11, 2019 S&P Global Ratings upgraded Monroe County's credit rating to A+ from A. In their rating report, S&P expressed confidence that the County's management team will continue to implement sound budgets and generate economic growth in the county. Please download a copy of S&P's press release for more information.

On July 27, 2017 FitchRatings upgraded Monroe County's credit rating to A from BBB+, and affirmed the higher rating in 2018. The rating upgrade recognized the County's solid revenue framework, low long-term liability burden and strong budgetary flexibility. Please download a copy of Fitch's press release for more information.

Office of the Controller

Jennifer Cesario, Controller

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Phone: 585-753-1170
Fax: 585-753-1196

Purchasing

Dawn Staub, Manager

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Phone: 585-753-1100
Fax: 585-753-1104

Real Property Tax Service

Timothy Murphy, Director

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Phone: 585-753-1125 
Fax: 585-753-1192

Sherif Mansour, Tax Map Supervisor

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Phone: 585-753-1125 
Fax: 585-753-1192

Treasury

Susan Buck, Senior Delinquent Tax Collector

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Phone: 585-753-1200
Fax: 585-753-1166

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What is the Sales Tax Rate in Monroe County?

A: The combined sales tax rate is 8%, comprised of 4% State and 4% County.

Q:  I have a question regarding a check that I received in the mail from Monroe County. Who should I call?

A: Please call the Office of the Controller at (585) 753-1170.

Q: I'm attending community college in another county. How do I obtain a Certificate of Residency?

A: You can obtain a Certificate of Residency from the Office of Real Property Tax Service. Please visit the Real Property Tax Service page for more details.

Q: Who do I call regarding County taxes due on a property?

A: For information on property taxes due, please call the Monroe County Treasury Office at (585) 753-1200.

Q: Who do I call if I owe delinquent property taxes?

A: For options to resolve delinquent property tax issues, please call the Monroe County Treasury Office at (585) 753-1200.

Q: Are the County's financial statements available online?

A: Yes. Please download the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

Q: Does the County have an Independent Registered Municipal Advisor (IRMA) disclosure?

A: Yes. Please download the required IRMA disclosure notice.

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