Finance Department

The city budget is prepared annually by staff and is approved by the City Council. The goal of the City budget is to evaluate and direct City departments, helping them make successful decisions in resource allocation, program evaluations, financial management, and long-range planning. 

If you have questions about any of the financial documents presented here, or about the City of Andover’s budget process, contact the Chief Financial Officer Donna Davis at the contact info provided to the right.

City Budget 

The city has created a document to help citizens understand the annual budget process: Budget 101. At the August 11th, 2020 City Council meeting, the Governing Body will hold a public hearing and approve the proposed 2021 Budget. Each department did a budget presentation at a City Council meeting or Workshop during the months of April-July. Those presentations can be found here.

You can view the Proposed 2021 State Budget forms here and the 2020 Budget Book HERE. Other past approved budgets are available at this link.

 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) 

The City of Andover annually publishes the CAFR which is the audited financials of the City including a 10-year comparative history. CAFRs dating back to 2010 are available online. See the most recent CAFR below.
2019 CAFR

Property Tax Rates
The 2019 certified mill levy for the City of Andover is 42.311 mills. To better understand the your property tax rates, check out the city's Property Tax 101 sheet. For a complete listing of property tax rates for all of the taxing jurisdictions in Butler County, click here.

 City Sales Tax
The current sales tax rate for Andover is 7.50%

  • 6.5% State
  • 1.0% City street maintenance

 For a listing of area city sales tax rates, click here

Appropriation Ordinance
The City Council approves all payments made by the City of Andover via the Appropriation Ordinance. This ordinance is a reoccurring item on the City Council’s consent agenda. The Appropriation Ordinance is the mechanism by which authorization is given by the City Council to pay for the expenses incurred from the treasury since the last City Council meeting. Effective January 1, 2014 in an effort to offer maximum transparency, the City is publishing the approved Appropriation Ordinance after each City Council meeting. These Appropriation Ordinances can be found on any City Council consent agenda; City Council agendas can be found here.