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City of Belleville
101 S. Illinois St.
Belleville, IL 62220
Ph: 618-233-6810

Role of the Finance Department
The Finance Department consists of three employees: the Director of Finance, a clerical supervisor, and an accounts payable clerk. The main responsibility of the department is to provide accurate, meaningful, and timely financial and accounting information to the city departments, committees and commissions, and the City Council.

Other Responsibilities
  • Preparation of annual budget and budget monitoring 
  • Preparation of the tax levy 
  • Working with the City’s auditors 
  • Maintenance of revenue and expenditure accounts 
  • Maintain debt service records 
  • Receives all invoices and processes all cash disbursements 
  • Dissemination of monthly financial reports 
  • Adherence to Federal and State regulations to ensure compliance with proper fiscal and accounting regulations.

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Public Act 97-0609
The City is required by Public Act 97-0609 to report compensation package information on certain employees.

Effective January 1, 2012, the current sales tax rate in the City of Belleville is 8.10%, with the exception of our four business districts. The sales tax rate in each of the four business districts (Carlyle / Green Mount, Parkway North, Frank Scott Parkway, and Route 15 / South Green Mount) is 9.10%.

The total rate is the combination of rates from multiple taxing entities, which include the State of Illinois and St. Clair County.  Here is a breakdown of how the total rate in Belleville is distributed:

                    State of Illinois                                          5.00%
                    City of Belleville                                        1.75%
                    St. Clair County                                        0.25%
                    Metro-East Mass Transit District                0.75%
                    Metro-East Park & Recreation District        0.10%
                    County Flood Prevention District                0.25%
                    Total tax rate outside of business districts  8.10%

For each of the four business districts listed above, the extra 1% sales tax comes to the City, but is paid back out to help pay debt associated with the development of those areas.
See additional information from the Illinois Department of Revenue on how the total sales tax rate is distributed.

Contact Us

Jamie Maitret, CPA 
Director of Finance

City Hall
101 S. Illinois St.
Belleville, IL 62220

Ph: 618-233-6810, x1235 
Fx: 618-257-3858

Mon - Fri
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.