City Clerk

The Department of Finance and Administration is the office of the Director of Finance/City Clerk. Appointed by the Mayor and Board of Alderman, the Clerk is the custodian of the City’s Official Seal and responsibility as record keeper of the Official Minutes of the Mayor and Board of Alderman, City Ordinances and all public records relating to City Government. The Department is the “Financial Hub of the City” which oversees the collections of all City funds and the administrator of the City’s Municipal Budget.

OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED 

TAX COLLECTION

The City of Starkville currently has an agreement with Oktibbeha County to collect all City taxes. Tax sale for unpaid taxes is held on the 4th Monday of August each year. Please contact us for any additional information needed. link (Oktibbeha County Tax Assessor)

VOTER REGISTRATION AND MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

The Primary Municipal Election for Board of Aldermen will be held Tuesday, April 6, 2021.  

City Hall will be open for Absentee Voting in the Primary Election:

Monday – Friday:  8:00 am until 5:00 pm

Saturday, March 6, 8:00 am until noon.

Saturday, March 27, 8:00 am until noon.

Saturday, April 3, 8:00 am until noon.

The deadline to register to vote in the Primary Election is Monday, March 8 at 5:00 pm.

The deadline to vote absentee in the Primary Election is noon Saturday, April 3.

Contested Primary Elections are:

 

Ward 2 Democratic – Jimmy Joe Buckley

                                  Sandra Sistrunk

Ward 4 Republican – Austin Check

                                  Kevin Daniels

Ward 5 Republican – Anna Chaney

                                  Brady Hindman

Ward 6 Democratic – Santee Ezell

                                  Roy A’. Perkins

 

The Municipal General Election will be held Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

PRIVILEGE LICENSES

All businesses (for profit) located within the city of Starkville must secure a Privilege License prior to opening a business. Annual renews are due during the month the business is opened. Notice of renewal is provided.

Privilege License Application

Transient Business Application Packet

Mobile Food Vendor Guidelines

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AND RECEIVABLE

All invoices or claims incurred by the city are paid from this office. Claims are approved by the Board of Alderman on the first (1st) and third (3rd) Tuesday of each month. The office collects and/or bills for all funds due to the city.

PAYROLL AND ALL PAYROLL RELATED FUNCTIONS (INCLUDING RETIREMENT AND INSURANCE) FOR MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES ARE PROVIDED AT THIS OFFICE.

PURCHASING (ADVERTISEMENT AND RECEIPT OF BIDS)

EXTERNAL CONTRIBUTIONS

These are the contributions that are to be considered by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen during the municipal budget preparation process for the upcoming fiscal year. These requirements are extracted for conveniences from City Ordinances 1988-4 and 1991-1. A complete copy of these ordinances maybe obtained, for a minimal fee, upon request.

 External contributions made by the City of Starkville are controlled by State and local law. The Mayor and Board of Aldermen make such contributions based upon their assessment of what is in the best interest of the needs and desires of the citizens and the City.Requirements and Form

Sustainability and LEED Policy

Related Files

Budgets:

City FY 2020 Budget

City FY 2019 Budget

City FY 2018 Budget

Water FY 2018 Budget

Electric FY 2018 Budget

Water Department 2017 Budget

Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

Fiscal Year Electric Department 2017 Budget

Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

Proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

Audit Reports:

2018 Audit Report

2017 Audit Report

2016 Audit Report

2015 Audit Report

Electric FY 2015 Report

2014 Audit Report

Electric FY 2014 Report

2013 Audit Report

Electric FY 2013 Report

2012 Audit Report

2011 Audit Report

2010 Audit Report

2009 Audit Report

2008 Audit Report

2007 Audit Report

2006 Audit Report

2005 Audit Report