The mission of Finance Department is to ensure the effective management of fiscal integrity. The department is committed to providing the highest levels of financial services to the public and city departments. The Finance Department also issues invitations to bid on the provision of goods and services to the City. The Finance Department manages the City's financial resources and is responsible for the financial affairs of the City including:

  • Accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Debt
  • Purchasing
  • Taxation
  • Treasury Functions

Certificate of Achievement

The City of Warrensville Heights is proud to have won repeatedly the Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

Income Tax

The current income tax rate in the City Warrensville Heights is 2.6% and is imposed on earned income, consisting of wages, salaries, and net profit of business attributable to activities in the municipality. Credit up to 1.5% is allowed for tax paid to other cities. As with the federal and state income tax, much of the local income tax is collected through employer payroll withholding.

Central Collection Agency

Effective January 1, 2016, the City became a member of the Central Collection Agency (CCA). Through that membership, CCA administers and collects income taxes on behalf of the City of Warrensville Heights. All residents are required to file a tax return (or a valid exemption certificate) with CCA by April 15 of each year for the previous calendar year.

File Returns

To register, obtain forms, file a return, and make payments, visit Central Collection Agency or call at 800-223-6317 or 216-664-2070.

Tax Ordinances, Rules & Regulations

The City of Warrensville Heights Income Tax Department must act in accordance with the Warrensville Heights codified income tax ordinances. Chapter 193 of the Warrensville Heights Codified Ordinances applies to tax year 2015 and all prior years. Chapter 194 of the Warrensville Heights Codified Ordinances applies to tax year 2016 and all future years. Rules and regulations help taxpayers understand the City's administration of the income tax ordinance.