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Finance Department

Phone: (636) 456-3535
Fax: (636) 456-8135

Department Directory:


Terri Thorn
Director of Operations/Finance Officer

Gabrielle Currie
Finance Manager


Candy Baughman
Finance Clerk

Judi Bayne

Finance Clerk


Brandie Walters
Administrative Assistant/Human Resources

Cindi Whittemore
Utility Billing Clerk

Kathie Wisniewski


The Finance Department is responsible for financial planning, administration and coordination of all financial functions for the City of Warrenton. Accounting services are provided for all City Departments in accordance with City Ordinance and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Citywide financial statements are prepared and presented to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on a monthly basis. Of primary importance is the management of internal control systems to ensure the safety of funds and accuracy of the financial reports.


Other accounting functions include annual budget preparation, investments, utility billing, accounts payable, payroll, property accounting, cash payments, and business licenses.


Payments for all City Services can be made at City Hall located at 200 West Booneslick. A drive-up drop box is available by entering the parking lot on the west side of City Hall or the walk-up drop box on the east side of the building.


Accounts Payable
Accounts Payable processes invoices from all of the City’s departments. Invoices are approved by the Board of Aldermen on the 1st Tuesday of each month and checks are issued prior to the 10th day of the month.

-All Vendors who choose to do Business with the City of Warrenton will be required to complete a W-9 Request for Taxpayers Identification Form, which is required by the Internal Revenue Service to meet IRS filing regulations.
-Mail original invoices to the following location:

City of Warrenton
Attn: Accounts Payable
200 West Booneslick
Warrenton, MO 63383

Please reference Purchase Order Number on invoice.
Contact: Candy Baughman


Utility Billing:
Responsible for billing water, sewer, trash, and recycling monthly; sets up new customer accounts; and answers billing questions. Utility billing also handles the transfer of existing customer accounts to new addresses, delinquent accounts and disconnects. Payments are due by the 15th of each month.


The City now offers ACH Billing for utility customers! Click here to learn more and download the registration form.

The City now offers paperless e-bills for City utility customers! Click here to learn more and register.


The in-city residential water rates are $6.51 for the first 1,000 gallons and $4.20 for each 1,000 gallons of consumption thereafter.  The in-city residential sewer rates for the first 1,000 gallons are $10.64 and $3.68 per additional 1,000 gallons of consumption.

City of Warrenton Requirements for Commercial Water & Sewer Service


The in-city residential trash service:

  • Single family or duplex residence……………………………….$9.70
  • Single family or duplex residence-senior citizen………..$8.45
  • Multi-family residential unit…………………………………………$7.70
  • Multi-family residential unit-senior citizen………………….$6.65
  • Curb-side recycling……………………………………………………….FREE

For additional information on trash services, please click here.

 Contact: Cindi Whittemore


Business Licenses: 

Issues licenses for various occupational categories.
Business License Application
Business License Requirements
Business License Fees

Merchant Emergency Contact Form

Contact: Judi Bayne


Local Taxes:
Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes: Real Estate and Personal Property taxes for the city are collected by the Warren County Collector. These taxes are due December 31 of each year. For more information contact the Warren County Collector at 636-456-3330.

2016 Tax Rate upon real and personal property $.2899 on each $100.00 assessed valuation for general municipal purposes and $.1716 on each $100 of assessed valuation for establishment and maintenance of free public parks within the City.


Sales Taxes:
The local sales tax rate is 8.975%. The city portion is 2.75%, county is 2.0% and state is 4.225%.


Miscellaneous Billing:
Includes false alarms, NID assessments, resource police officer, crossing guards, and industrial sewer. Payments for Miscellaneous billing are due by the 15th of each month.
Contact: Brandie Walters


Financial Reports: Available for viewing monthly at City Hall, 200 West Booneslick, Warrenton, MO 63383. Phone: (636) 456-3535.
Contact: Gabrielle Currie


Budget: Available for viewing at the Finance Department during regular business hours.