City of Freeport, Illinois


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Finance Department

Cynthia Haggard
Finance Director

Finance Department

City Hall Building
524 W. Stephenson St., Suite 330
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: (815) 297-1300
Fax: (815) 235-8874
Email: view link

Office hours:

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Notice of a public hearing for
Proposed Appropriation Ordinance FY 2015-2016 for the City of Freeport, Illinois

The City of Freeport will conduct a public hearing on its Appropriation Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2015-2016. This hearing will be held on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the agenda permits, in City Council Chambers, City Hall, 524 West Stephenson Street, Freeport, Illinois. An electronic copy of Ordinance #2015-33, Appropriation Ordinance Fiscal Year 2015-2016 (20150625 version) for the City of Freeport, Illinois, is available on the city website under Finance Department. A paper copy is available for public inspection at the City Clerk 's Office during regular business hours. Anyone wishing to express comments or concerns should attend the public hearing or submit a written comment to the Mayor's Office, City of Freeport, 524 West Stephenson Street, Freeport, Illinois prior to the public hearing.

Notice Published 06/25 & 06/26
Meg Zuravel , City Clerk


The Finance Department of the City of Freeport is responsible for numerous facets of internal finance:

  • Budgeting
  • Short-term and long-term projections
  • Cash Receipts
  • Cash Disbursements
  • Debt Management
  • Fixed Assets
  • Payroll
  • Purchasing
  • Internal and External audits
  • Financial reporting

City of Freeport Public Disclosure of "Total Compensation" per Public Act 97-0609

City of Freeport Purchasing Policy

Bid Documents and project listing

Property Transfer Tax - please forward to Finance Department, 524 W. Stephenson Street, Suite 330, Freeport, Illinois, 61032

City of Freeport - Financial Reports

Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Audit Management Letter

Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Audited Financial Report

Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Audited Financial Report

Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Audited Financial Report

Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Audited Financial Report

Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Audited Financial Report

Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Audited Financial Report

Fiscal Year 2007-2008 Audited Financial Report

Fiscal Year 2006-2007 Audited Financial Report

Fiscal Year 2005-2006 Audited Financial Report

Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Audited Financial Report




Freeport Sales Tax Rates: The sales tax rate for general merchandise for the City of Freeport is 8%. For prepared foods which are subject to the City's food and beverage tax, the rate is 9 1/4%. See below for additional sales tax information:

Sales Taxes in the City of Freeport as provided by the IL Department Revenue website:

  • Qualifying food and drugs: 1%
  • General Merchandise: 8%
  • Hotel – Motel Taxes: 5% City only
  • Prepared Food and Beverage: 9 ¼%
  • Medicine: 1%
  • Vehicles Licensed with State: 6¼%


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Freeport City Hall
524 W. Stephenson St.
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-8200 or 815-235-8203