Financial Department

The Finance Department is responsible for providing financial information, payroll services, and the administration of all other financial affairs of the City.

Department Mission

To provide accurate, meaningful, and timely financial data to the City departments, Boards and Commissions, City Council, and Mayor.

Financial Reports

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports from 2002 to present are available online. Reports for years preceding this can be viewed at City Hall.

View financial reports.

Accounts Payable

The Finance Department issues payable checks on the first and third Wednesday of every month. All questions relating to the status of an invoice should be directed to the department or individual that issued the order or requested the service.

If you have any other questions, contact the City Clerk's Office at (660) 679-4182.

City Budget

The City budget is prepared by the Budget Office and approved by the City Council. The goal of the City budget is to evaluate and direct City departments, helping them make successful decisions in resource allocation, program evaluations, financial management, and long-range planning.


The City of Butler does not bill or collect taxes. Property taxes are assessed and collected by the County. Sales tax and franchise taxes are collected by local businesses and remitted to the state.

If you have any questions about these or other taxes, contact the Finance Department at (660) 679-4182.

Current Tax Rates
Sales Tax - 8.85%
Franchise Tax - 5% for utilities