Finance Department

 The Finance Department oversees the accounting, budget, court, financial reporting, property tax, and utility billing functions for the City.  The Department is also responsible for the management and security of the City's financial records and official city records, such as minutes, ordinances and resolutions.


The accounting function is comprised of external financial reporting, general ledger maintenance, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.  The City currently has twenty funds that are under the control of the Department.  Staff manages the General Fund, nine special revenue funds, the Debt Service Fund, three capital projects funds, two proprietary funds, an internal service fund, a trust fund, and two agency funds.  As part of the financial reporting function, staff prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) at the close of every fiscal year.


The budget function includes administration of the budget process and preparation of the budget document on an annual basis.  This process commences in January for the upcoming fiscal year and is normally a four month process.  A draft budget document is prepared for Council review at the April work session.  The budget ordinance presented for Council approval at the May and June meetings.  Staff also coordinates implementation of the annual capital and operating budgets and monitors results throughout the year.


The Department is responsible for the collection of all revenue of the City including property taxes, business taxes, and municipal fines.  The office also oversees the billing process for utility services, such as water, sewer, and solid waste collection services. 

Click Link Below:

2012 Delinquent Property Taxes


For Budget Link:

Annual Budget for FY 2014

Annual Budget for FY 2013

Annual Budget for FY 2012

Annual Budget for FY 2011

Annual Budget for FY 2010

Annual Budget for FY 2009

Annual Budget for FY 2008


For CAFR Link:


Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for June 30, 2013

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for June 30, 2012

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for June 30, 2011

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for June 30, 2010

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for June 30, 2009

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for June 30, 2008


Juvenile Court and Municipal Court are managed by staff in correlation and with direction from 

the Juvenile Court Judge and Municipal Court Judge.  Juvenile Court provides various services related to children under the age of 18 residing in the City of Bristol, Tennessee.  Municipal Court manages the administration of the court docket, reporting, and collections for police tickets and fines from ordinance violations.


Tara E. Musick, CPA

Finance Director/City Recorder

 Phone:    423-989-5646

  Fax:       423-989-5719

 for More Information Link to:       Finance