City Hall and all other City facilities are closed to the public as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. The closures will be effective after 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19, and will continue through May 15, 2020. City staff will continue to report to their offices and serve the public. Residents are encouraged to conduct City business online or by contacting individual City departments directly. Residents who are unsure how to conduct their City business may contact the City’s customer service hotline from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 515.239.5670.


    Duane Pitcher, Director of Finance, CPA, CPFO
    515 Clark Avenue, Ames, IA 50010
    Phone:  515-239-5113
       Office Hours:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

The Finance Department is responsible for overall financial administration of the City and the centralized purchasing and information technology functions.

Current Bond Rating - Moody's Investors Service, Aa1


Current Financial Documents

NEW: Maximum Levy Chart (approved 2/11/2020)

2020-21 Program Budget-Revised Draft per Council Decisions

ASSET recommendations

Commission on the Arts (COTA) recommendations

Outside Funding Grants recommendations

2020-21 Special Reports to Council

2020-21 Budget Overview Presentation

2020-21 Budget Presentation Schedule

2019-2020 Budget in Brief

2020-2025 Capital Improvements Plan

2018-2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

    The following link goes to a map of Public Works projects:
         Public Works CIP Viewer 2017-2022

Financial Documents - Past Years


2019-2020 Program Budget - FINAL
2018-2019 Program Budget - FINAL
2017-2018 Budget Document - FINAL
2016-17 Budget Document - FINAL

Budget In Brief:


Capital Improvements Plan:

2019-2024 Capital Improvements Plan - FINAL
2018-2023 Capital Improvements Plan - FINAL
2017-2022 Capital Improvements Plan - FINAL
2016-2021 Capital Improvements Plan - FINAL

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report:

2017-2018 CAFR
2016-2017 CAFR 
2015-2016 CAFR
2014-2015 CAFR


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