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 9, 2016 City Council meeting, the Council held a public hearing and approved the 2017 budget.  You can view the 2017 Adopted Budget Book here.  Other past approved budgets are available below:

    2016 Budget 
    2015 Budget 
    2014 Budget
    2013 Budget
    2012 Budget
    2011 Budget

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.
    2016 CAFR

Property Tax Rates

The 2016 certified mill levy for the City of Andover is 40.973 mills. For a 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 8.5%:

  • 6.5% State 
  • 1.0% City street maintenance
  • 0.25% Butler County Emergency Radio System (through 2021)
  • .75% City Sales Tax for Central Park Restrooms, Fire Truck and Street Shop (sunsets on or before 10/1/20)

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.