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Finance

Thank you for visiting the Finance Department, which is located in the historic Village Hall building constructed in 1927, across from the Elm Street Train Station. The Finance Department is the main counter for conducting financial transactions with the Village.

The Finance Department is responsible for the collection and disbursement of all Village Funds.

Major responsibilities of the Department include:

 

Budget

The Village of Winnetka believes that financial information should be available for the general public so that they can understand our operations and how they are financed. To that end, the Village prepares an annual budget that outlines the revenues and expenditures for all major operations and capital expenditures for the Village.

The budget includes background narrative information highlighting the budgetary issues, a summary by departmental of goals, objectives, expenditures, and capital outlay. In addition, the budget contains the capital plan, select financial policies, and a detailed line item budget. Overall, the Village accounts for about 12.67 cents of every property tax dollar paid as shown in the graph below:

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Annual Financial Report

The Village also produces a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which includes an Auditor’s report indicating that the Village’s financial statements meet all required accounting standards. Winnetka has earned the Government Finance Officer’s Association Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting annually since 1993.

Compensation Disclosure

The Village also complies with various State and Federal reporting requirements. Of particular note is the Village’s compliance with the required compensation disclosure for all Village employees.

Licenses

Vehicle Licenses

The Village of Winnetka requires the purchase of an annual vehicle sticker for vehicles registered to an address within the Village limits.  The fee for a Winnetka vehicle license is $40 per vehicle.  Vehicle stickers must be displayed (lower-right hand side of the front windshield) by January 1.  Renewal applications are sent the first week of October to residents who have registered their vehicles prior to August 15.   Vehicle stickers can be purchased online (if renewing), click here, or mailed in or purchased at Village Hall.

Dog Licenses

Village code requires that any dog over the age of six months living in Winnetka be licensed. The cost of a dog tag is $15 (unsprayed female)/$10 (all others), is valid for a calendar year, and must be displayed on the dog’s collar or harness.  A current Rabies Certificate must be presented at the time of purchase and the Rabies expiration date cannot be expiring within 31 days.

If you have any questions about these items, please contact the Finance Department directly at 847-501-6000 or email us at financeinfo@winnetka.org.

 

 

 


 

staff

Timothy J. Sloth, CPA
Finance Director
847-716-3513
tsloth@winnetka.org

Anthony Vasquez
Assistant Finance Director
847-716-3504
avasquez@winnetka.org

Dell Duckworth
Accounting Manager
847-716-3560
dduckworth@winnetka.org

Contact Information:

510 Green Bay Road
First Floor
847-501-6000
847-446-9550 (Utility Billing)
financeinfo@winnetka.org
utilitybilling@winnetka.org

Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

 
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