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Finance Department FAQs

Q:      What hours are the Finance Department open?

A:      The office is open during regular City Hall hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Q:      Does the Finance Department handle property tax?

A:      No, property tax is collected through the Cuyahoga County Treasurer’s office. The office is located in the Administration building at 2079 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44115. The phone number is (216) 443-7010.

Q:     How am I able to pay an invoice I have received from the Finance Department?

A:      Payments may be paid in person at the Finance Department during regular office hours using cash, check, money order or debit/credit card. You may also make a payment with a debit/credit card over the phone by calling (216) 529-6095.

Q:       What is the contact information for the Finance Department?

A:        You may call (216) 529-6095 during regular office hours with any questions or concerns, or email

Q:        How do I become a Vendor for the City of Lakewood? 

A:        To become a Vendor,  fill out the City Vendor Registration by click here.   Once the form is completed you may drop it off to the Finance Department at City Hall or scan and email it to

Q:        If I register with the Building Department as a Contractor, am I considered a Vendor for the City? 

A:        No.  It is a separate process to become a Vendor or a Contractor. 

Q:        Where do I find what projects the City currently has out for Bid? 

A:        Construction Projects:  for a list of the current construction RFP’s click here.

All other Bid, RFP or RFQ Opportunities click here.

 Q:        How do I obtain bid results for a project?

 A:        Contact Purchasing Manager via email at

Q:        Does the City auction vehicles or bicycles?

A:        The city does not hold annual in-house auctions for vehicles, bicycles or equipment.  The city utilizes  for obsolete equipment, vehicles, and bicycle.

Q:        Does the city sell old street signs?

 A:        The city does periodically sell its old street signs.  Residents are notified through social media when signs are available and how to purchase them.