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
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 next City of Starkville Election will be held in 2025.
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.
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)
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.