The Finance Department is a hub of activity which overseas the City budget (pdf) and is currently staffed by three City employees:

Lifting moneyFinance Director
Rebecca Davis heads the department and is responsible for cash management/investments, sales and use tax collection/enforcement, financial planning and the City's budget.  Ms. Davis also oversees accounting and financial reporting.

 

 

Accounting Clerk II
Joyce Jones is who you would turn to for questions about accounts payable/receivable, cash disbursements/receipts, City facility/parks rentals and camping/lodging/excise/amusement tax.  Ms. Jones is responsible for payroll processing and employee benefits.

Accounting Clerk I
Dorris Battista is the newest member of the Finance team and handles the City's business licenses. Dorris also doubles as the City's Utility Clerk and can answer questions about setting up new water/sewer service or existing accounts.


Water/Sewer Service

New Construction:
New construction usually requires a new water/sewer connection to the main. In order to get that process started, fill out this form (pdf) and submit it to the Planning Department for authorization.

New Account:
If you want to set up a new water bill account please email the Utility Billing Clerk. You may also call 719-685-2579.

Due Date:
Water/sewer bills are due on the 21st of each month. Payment received after 5:00 pm on the 21st will be assessed a $10.00 delinquent fee and a delinquent notice will be mailed. If your bill is not paid by the date on the delinquency notice your water will be shut off. See the notification requirements (pdf) for more information.

Payment:
There are several options to pay your water/sewer bill:

  1. Fill out an auto-pay authorization form (pdf) so that your bill is automatically paid each month. This is an extremely simple and convenient option since you will no longer have to worry about paying your bill!

  2. Drive down and drop it off at the finance payment window in City Hall during business hours.

  3. Drive down and place it in the drop box outside of City Hall after hours.

  4. Fax a credit card authorization form (pdf) to 719-685-2577. This is a one-time charge and your credit card number will NOT be kept on file. It will be shredded once your bill has been paid.

  5. Use your bank's online bill-pay. For additional information email the Utility Billing Clerk or call 719-685-2579. Please note that if you choose this option you need to allow 7-10 business days for payment to be generated, mailed and posted to your account.

Water Not Running:
If your water bill is NOT delinquent and your water is not running contact Public Services at 719-685-2573 during business hours (8-5). During non-business hours call the Police Department's non-emergency number 719-390-5555.

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Fines and Tickets

Parking Tickets
Payment must be made within 30 days of the ticket's issue date or a late fee will be assessed. Non-payment of parking fines & late fees are a violation and vehicles may be subject to immobilization and towing.

There are several ways to pay a parking ticket:

  1. Pay Online: www.parkingticketpayment.com/manitouExternal link
  2. Pay by Phone: 1-888-614-7240
  3. Pay by Mail: ***Do Not Mail Cash*** Payment must be made by Check or Money Order. Write your ticket number and license plate number on the front of your payment to ensure proper credit.
    Make Payable to: City of Manitou Springs
    Mail to: 606 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829.
  4. Pay in Person:
    • Parking Office located in City Hall, 606 Manitou Avenue
      Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
      By cash, check or credit card
    • Police Department Lobby
      Kiosk available to pay online 24/7

Appeal Instructions: If you wish to contest a ticket you must submit your appeal online within 30 days of the ticket's issue date at www.parkingticketpayment.com/manitouExternal link or at the kiosk available in the Police Department lobby.

Questions: Email the Parking Office if you have questions. You can also call 719-685-2549.

Police Issued Fines and Tickets:
Fines and tickets issued by the Manitou Springs Police Department are paid at the Police Dispatch window located in City Hall at 606 Manitou Avenue. The window is staffed from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday; closed on holidays. For questions about your fine please email the Police/Court Clerk or call 719-685-2544 during business hours.

Schedule of fines (pdf)

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Business Licenses

You need a Manitou Springs Business License if you are doing business in Manitou Springs for 7 or more days per calendar year or if your business is based in Manitou Springs. Forms are filed with the Finance Department. Please click here for more information.

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Facility Rental

Manitou Springs has several parks plus Memorial Hall located at 606 Manitou Avenue that can be rented for events. Please email Joyce Jones or call 719-685-2565 for more information.

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Dumpster/Storage POD

You must fill out an application form (pdf) to set up a dumpster or storage POD in Manitou Springs unless it is on private property in which case it needs to be screened from view. Signatures from the Fire Department 719-685-1444 and Public Services Department 719-685-2573 are required for approval. See the Dumpster/Storage POD Ordinance (pdf) for more information.

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Pet Licenses

All cats and dogs living in Manitou Springs are required to be licensed as outlined in the licensing requirements code (pdf). These licenses are purchased through the Finance Department. Evidence of spay/neuter is required for the lower fee. Seniors age 65 and over are eligible for a $2 discount. Additional information for pet owners can be found on the Residents Page.

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City of Manitou Springs
Finance Department

606 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please feel free to contact us.

Finance Director, Rebecca Davis
719-685-2548

Accounts Payable/Receivable
Facilities Rental, Payroll Clerk/Benefits Specialist,
Employment Verification
Joyce Jones
719-685-2565

Business Licenses
Water/Sewer Billing Dorris Battista
719-685-2579


FINANCIAL REPORTS 

City Budget FY2014  

5 Year Capital Plan

Clifton Gunderson Financial Health Report 2011   

Financial Audit - 2012

Financial Audit - 2011


Financial Audit - 2010  

Financial Audit - 2009 

Financial Audit - 2008