Finance Department

Finance Department




Due to the unprecedented public heath challenge we are facing with COVID-19, the City is responding with changes to operations.  Staffing has been significantly reduced and as a result, it may take longer to respond to your inquiry than usual. 

Please refer to the following list for services provided by the Finance Department:

Vendor Payments – Invoices will continue to be processed as usual and checks mailed to vendors. Questions can be directed to (510) 577-3394

Business License – For new, renewing or payments for a Business License, please call HdL at (510) 809-3133. You may also apply for a business license online at


Required Zoning and Permitting approvals are currently suspended.

Dog License – Please mail payments to 835 E 14th Street, San Leandro CA, 94577.Late fees will be waived for 30 days

Payments to the City – For questions about a bill you received from the City of San Leandro please email


All Other Payments


Payments over the phone with a credit card can be taken Monday -Thursday between 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at (510) 577-3376


Mail checks to the City of San Leandro Finance Department, 835 E. 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94577


Claims – For questions regarding claims, please contact Mary Ann Perini at


In the interests of public health and controlling the spread of COVID-19, the City of San Leandro is taking steps that include the modification or limiting of non-essential City services or access to certain facilities.

With much regret, we will be closing most public-facing services effective March 16, until further notice.

Susan Hsieh 

Finance Director
(510) 577-3330

Department Hours:
M-Thu - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Cashier Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

Friday - By Appointment Only

Department Mission

The Finance Department is committed to upholding the highest accounting and ethical standards to safeguard the City's financial assets and administer all financial operations of the City.

Department Services

The Finance Department provides quantitative fiscal analyses that assist the City Council and City departments with decisions about allocating City resources. The department accounts for these resources and discloses the financial condition of the City in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). We also prepare the Biennial Budget document - a blueprint of the City's priorities and spending plan.  The City Council's Adopted Biennial Budget for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 can also be read by clicking this link: Adopted Biennial Budget FY 2020 and 2021

Accounts Payable: We pay all of the City's bills.

City Treasury: We manage cash flow, investments and debt issuances

Payroll: We provide payroll services for the entire City workforce.

Purchasing: We provide procurement services for the City, including managing the competitive bidding process.

Customer Service: We issue business and animal licenses at our Cashier's Window.

Risk Management: We manage the City's liability and property insurance programs, as well as portions of the Worker's Compensation program.