Finance Department

68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero

Cathedral City, Ca 92234

Phone: 760-770-0321

Fax: 760-202-1467


Business License: 760-770-0353

Budget Documents

City Financial Reports

RDA Financial Reports

Section 50075 Annual Report

Utility Users Tax (UUT) Information

  • UUT Exemption Request - Apply for exemption if age 65 or older and qualified under the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program
  • UUT Instructions - To be used by Cathedral City residents who are 65 or older and qualified under the CARE program
  • UUT Instrucciones - Esta forma sera usada para residentes de la Ciudad de Cathedral que tienen minimo 65 anos, y califican baja el programa "CARE".
  • UUT Ordinance - Certified by Riverside County on December 2, 2008 with an effective date 10 days later on December 12, 2008. Utility providers are required to implement the UUT not later than April 1, 2009.
  • UUT Remittance Form - To be used by the utility company when submitting payment to Cathedral City
  • UUT Telecommunications Exemption Request - To be used by an eligible institution/organization filing for exemption from the telecommunications UUT

Department Summary

The Finance Division’s mission is to ensure that City’s financial resources are protected through sound financial management, including allocation of resources consistent with community goals and providing timely, accurate, and reliable information that will assist in making informed decisions.

The Finance Division is responsible for financial management planning support, including periodic analysis and assistance in preparing the City Manager’s two-year budget. The division also administers the fiscal affairs of the City through maintenance of a general ledger; production of financial reports; administration of all debt financing; collection and posting of revenues; payment and accounting of obligations; purchasing of goods and services; payroll; and assistance in preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The Finance Division also assists the elected City Treasurer in the investment process and related record keeping.


  • Conformance to legal requirements.
  • Governmental accounting compliance.
  • Analysis and interpretation of financial data.
  • Budget preparation.
  • Audit assistance.
  • Financial planning.
  • Debt administration.
  • Annual financial report preparation.
  • Investment oversight for City Treasurer.