Finance

Finance Department Responsibilities

The Finance Department handles all of the city’s accounting activities, including payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and revenue collection. Staff coordinates the budget process and prepares the budget document as well as annual financial reports required by the State and other reports prepared for our residents. The Finance Department also coordinates the annual financial audit and prepares an award-winning Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Additional responsibilities include utility billing and monitoring of utility rates.

Risk Management

The City’s Risk Management function is responsible for overseeing the insurance requirements of the City, managing the loss-control program, and handling all claims made against the City.

If you have feel the City is responsible for injury or damage to you or your property, you may decide to file a claim against the City. Before doing so, please take a moment to review the FAQ’s (Claim FAQs) for important information that will help you determine if filing a claim is appropriate.

Should you decide to file a claim, you will need to fill out a copy of the City’s claim form (Del Mar Claim Form) and follow the instructions on the form. Failure to include the required information or follow the submittal requirements could result in your claim being rejected.

If you have questions please contact Jay Lipscomb, Administrative Assistant II, at jlipscomb@delmar.ca.us or (858) 704-3657.

Mission

The Finance Department is dedicated to the responsible management of the financial resources for the City of Del Mar. Our customers trust in us to provide:

  • Fiscal accountability and integrity
  • Friendly and helpful service
  • Accurate and timely information