Welcome to the Finance Department


The Finance Department is responsible for the internal financial operations of the City of Piedmont. This work includes accounts payable and receivable, payroll, investment of city funds and, most importantly, preparation of the annual budget under the direction of the City Administrator. 

On or before May 15, the Finance Director presents the draft budget to the City Council. To encourage public participation in the budget process, a budget meeting schedule is prepared by the Finance Director. Typically, City Council meets on one Saturday in May to review each department's requests for funding and holds two public hearings on the first and third Mondays of June to allow further public comment.

A citizens committee is appointed each year to review the need for major capital expenditures such as construction projects, sidewalk repair, and maintenance of city buildings. Residents may suggest projects for the capital budget by completing a Capital Improvement Project Request Form. Contact the department for more information. 

The city's charter requires that a balanced budget must be adopted on or before June 30. The Annual Budgets page includes downloadable copies of the proposed and approved budgets for the current and previous fiscal years.

Additional information regarding the summary budget, revenue, expenditures, and salaries for city employees is also provided within this website.

Unclaimed funds are checks issued by the City of Piedmont which have not been cashed by the payee.  Notice is hereby given that the City of Piedmont is holding funds for the persons listed on the attached notice.  These funds may be released to the payee, provided a claim form has been completed with the necessary information. 

Claim Form

Contact Info

Piedmont Finance Department
120 Vista Avenue
Piedmont, CA  94611
Finance Director Michael Szczech,
(510) 420-3045
City Accountant Ken Lee, (510) 420-3043
Accounts Payable, (510) 420-3047 

Email: [email protected]

Hours: Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed on Holidays