Finance

Duties & Responsibilities
The Finance Director and finance staff are responsible for the city's accounting activities including preparing the annual finance report, compiling data for the annual budget and other documents related to the financial operations of the city. Among other things, the Finance Department provides timely and accurate financial reporting, payroll processing, grant and intergovernmental revenue administration, funds management and debt service management.
City Budget Breakdown (Click to View Larger Image)
City Finances
As of October 1, 2011, Ellisville's sales tax rate is 8.175%, one of the lowest tax rates among St. Louis County municipalities. The State of Missouri collects 4.225% of this and 2.70% is collected by St. Louis County. Ellisville has 1.25% of local municipal option taxes for stormwater, parks and general revenue.

Tax-Funded Projects & Services
Your tax money funds a number of projects and services in Ellisville. Here are some of the highlights for 2013:
  • Trash, leaf / brush, and recycling pickup
  • Crime prevention and safety
  • 4th of July Festival
  • Summer Concert Series in the Park
  • DARE programs in four local schools
  • Boys' and Girls' Scouts partnerships
  • Citizens' Police Academy
  • Street improvements
  • Stormwater improvements
  • Tree planting and replacement
  • Park trail maintenance
  • Youth / Adult recreation programs and events
  • Street lights
  • Playgrounds
  • Police Halloween Program
  • Snow removal and street cleaning