Finance & Records

The Finance and Records Department manages the financial integrity of the city. Under the direction of the City Clerk, the department maintains accurate and current records of all of the official proceedings.

Financial Documents


Capital Improvements Program (CIP)


The CIP document represents the city's multi-year plan for the maintenance and improvement of the publicly owned infrastructure. The CIP prioritizes the city's maintenance needs for the park, bridge, sidewalk, storm sewer, street, traffic signal, and water systems. It also outlines the improvement and replacement needs for the city's public buildings, major equipment, and information technology.

Review the CIP documents for more details:

Review the CAFR documents for more information:

Annual Budget


The city's annual budget represents the city's operating plan for that fiscal year, July 1st to June 30th. It is prepared in conformance with the Code of Iowa and the city's fiscal performance goals.

NEWS RELEASE November 17, 2016
Eide Bailly LLP today released an audit report on the City of Urbandale, Iowa, for the year ended June 30, 2016.
The City' s government-wide financial statements are prepared on the accrual basis of accounting in
accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The accrual
basis recognizes revenues as earned and expenses as incurred.
Revenues for the City (excluding its component unit) for the year ended June 30, 2016, totaled
53, 597,306, a 7.3 percent increase from the prior year. Revenues included $25,293,211 in property
taxes, $ 6,414,658 from tax increment financing revenues, $ 5, 332,419 from operating grants and
contributions, $6, 370,070 from capital grants and contributions, $ 142, 201 from interest, $ 7, 153, 258 from
charges for services, and$ 2, 891, 489 from other general revenues.
Expenses for the City( excluding its component unit) for the year totaled$ 46,013, 104, a 20.6 percent
increase from the prior year. Expenses included $ 17, 141, 268 for public works, $ 13, 060,310 for public
safety, $ 8, 027,471 for culture and recreation, and$ 3, 759,857 for general government.
Revenues for the component unit( Urbandale Water Utility) for the year totaled $ 10, 090,384, a 25.4
percent increase from the prior year. Revenues included$ 7,603, 614 from charges for services, $ 525, 799
from operating grants and contributions, $ 1, 825, 571 from capital grants and contributions, and$ 135, 400 from other general revenues.
Expenses for the component unit for the year totaled$ 7, 665, 095, a 2.9 percent increase from the prior
year.
A copy of the audit report is available for review in the Finance Department at City Hall, in the Office of Auditor of State and on the Auditor of State' s web site at http:// auditor.iowa.gov/reports/ reports. htm.

Review the Annual Budget documents for more information:

More Information


Complete financial data can be obtained in any of the documents listed above. For more information, please contact the Finance and Records Department at 515-278-3900 or via email.

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