About the Department of Finance

The Department of Finance, created by Charter Amendment in November 2006, unifies the City's accounting and financial functions under the Office of the Chief Financial Officer.  The department commits to the citizens of Denver a financial structure that mirrors the best practices of both the public and private sectors.  This commitment promotes better service, enhanced performance measures, maximum accountability and improved business procedures.

The Department of Finance Oversees the Following Divisions

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) oversees the City's financial rules and policies, creates greater efficiencies in accounting and fiscal procedures, develops accountability and performance management programs, and is involved in large development projects that have an impact on future City finances. 

Webb Municipal Office Building
201 W Colfax Ave, Dept 1010
Denver CO  80202

Business Hours: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Phone:  (720) 913-1514       
Fax:  (720) 913-4103

Cary Kennedy  - CFO
Cary.Kennedy@denvergov.org   

Gretchen Hollrah - Deputy CFO
Gretchen.Hollrah@denvergov.org

Wil Alston - Director of Communications
Wil.Alston@denvergov.org

Sharon Trujillo - Assistant to the CFO
Sharon.Trujillo2@denvergov.org 

The Assessor's Office locates, appraises and records all of Denver's real and personal properties in accordance with the Colorado Constitution, State statutes and Board of Equalization procedures.  The Assessor certifies valuations to 48 special tax districts and tracks values and annual tax increments within the City's 22 tax increment financing (TIF) projects.  The Division prepares and delivers the tax warrant to the Treasurer; maintains records on senior citizen and other tax exemptions; generates value notices for all taxpayers; and process written and in-person valuation protests and appeals.

Webb Municipal Office Building
201 W Colfax Ave, Dept 406
Denver CO  80202

Business Hours: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Phone:  (720) 913-4162        
Fax:
  (720) 913-4100

Keith Erffmeyer - Deputy Assessor / Chief Appraiser
Keith.Erffmeyer@denvergov.org

The Budget and Management Office (BMO) prepares and oversees the implementation of the City's budget, evaluates new initiatives and program proposals by City agencies; and collects and analyzes fiscal data related to the operation of the City and County government.  The office also evaluates the financial aspects of major policy issues and acts as a management consultant to the administration and to department and agency heads regarding ways to improve the quality of service delivery and control costs.

Webb Municipal Office Building
201 W Colfax Ave, Dept 1010
Denver CO  80202

Business Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone:  (720) 913-5500    
Fax: (720) 913-5599

Brendan Hanlon - Budget Director
Brendan.Hanlon@denvergov.org

The Cash, Risk, and Capital Funding Division manages the cash position, oversees cash handling practices, coordinates commercial banking services, and invests the City's funds.  The Division also oversees the debt issuance and administration process for City debt and special district/economic development related activities.  In addition, this Division is responsible for the identification, analysis and management of the City's risk and exposure to loss related to the activities of the City and its department, agencies, and employees.

Webb Municipal Office Building
201 W Colfax Ave, Dept 1010
Denver, CO  80202 

Business Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone:  (720) 913-9383
Fax:  (720) 913-9465

R. O. Gibson - Manager
Bob.Gibson@denvergov.org  

The Controller's Office keeps the City's ledgers and books, manages payroll and accounts payable; establishes and enforces Citywide financial polices, procedures, and internal controls; produces the City's financial reports including the annually audited financial statements of the City know as the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR); and works with agencies to improve financial skills.

Webb Municipal Office Building
201 W Colfax Ave, Dept 1109
Denver CO  80202 

Business Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone:  (720) 913-5500    
Fax: (720) 913-5599

Beth Machann - Controller
Beth.Machann@denvergov.org

The Denver Motor Vehicle Division (DMV) is authorized as an agent of the State outlined in the Colorado Revised Statutes to register and title vehicles, to collect, record, and deposit all taxes and fees prescribed for vehicles owned or operated by residents and business owners within the City and County of Denver.

Branch Location and Hours
Visit the Denver Motor Vehicle site for branch locations and hours.

Tony Frazzini - Director
Tony.Frazzini@denvergov.org

The Division of Real Estate provides real estate expertise and guidance to City agencies.  The Division of Real Estate team oversees the strategic analysis, planning and evaluation of the current real estate portfolio; acquires all right-of-way and easements for the City; grants licenses for use of City owned property; identifies and procures quality, cost effective work environments for City employees; determines the best short and long-term use of key City properties; coordinates the City’s leases; acquires and sells real estate; grants easements; and coordinates logistics of moves.

Webb Municipal Office Building
201 W Colfax Ave, Dept 1010
Denver CO  80202 

Business Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone:  (720) 913-3344    
Fax: (720) 865-7585

Jeffrey J. Steinberg - Director
Jeffrey.Steinberg@denvergov.org

The Treasury Division collects, records, and deposits all City taxes and revenues; manages the City's cash and investments; issues all City bonds and manages the City's debt; enforces tax compliance; and acts as the fiscal custodian of all funds received by the City and County of Denver.

Webb Municipal Office Building
201 W Colfax Ave, Dept 1009
Denver CO  80202 
Business Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Phone:  (720) 913-5500    
Fax: (720) 913-5599

Steve Ellington - Treasurer
Steve.Ellington@denvergov.org

Our Mission

To ensure the delivery of effective and efficient City services through sound financial management.

Deferred Compensation Plan

The City and County of Denver offers a 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (Plan) to City employees. The Plan is a savings vehicle available for City employees to assist in long term retirement needs.

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