The Finance Department maintains a general accounting system for the municipality and for each of its offices, departments, and agencies. The Director of Finance is responsible for exercising financial budgetary control over each office, department, and agency and must keep separate accounts for the items of appropriation contained in the municipal budget. The Finance Department collects and disburses funds for each department of the City. These funds include payroll and health insurance benefit payments.
The City has a 1-½% income tax for residents of North Canton and for those employees working within the City limits. Tax returns must be filed by April 15 for individuals and businesses reporting on a calendar year or 105 days from the end of the fiscal year.
The Water Administration Department is responsible for utility billing and collections. Utilities provided by the City are water, sewer, and garbage service. We are currently replacing manual read water meters with new electronic scannable meters. Senior citizens and permanently disabled residents are eligible for a special residential water rate reduction program to aid certain elderly and disabled homeowners for a fifty percent (50%) reduction in their water fees. To qualify for this program residents must:
a.) own and reside in a primary residence in the City of North Canton, Ohio;and
b.) are 65 years of age with an income level (combined income level, if applicable) of $27,000 or below; or
c.) the homeowner is disabled
In order to qualify for this program residents of the City must provide proof of income level (i.e. 1040) and/or disability (i.e. social security document identifying disability information).
The Finance Department compiles and publishes the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the City of North Canton. For the last twenty-three years (1988-2010), the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded the City a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The 2011 Report has been submitted for review and we expect to receive a Certificate for this Report as well.
YOU MAY LOCATE TAX INFORMATION HERE
The North Canton Tax Department can be reached through the contact form or by calling (330) 499-3467 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm EST.