Administrative Services


The Administrative Services Department provides a wide variety of administrative services to the residents of Seaside and to all departments within the City. The Department includes three divisions:
  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Risk Management


Additional services of the Administrative Services Department include:
  • Negotiation and administration of the City’s franchise agreements
  • Oversight of the purchasing and contracting functions
  • Mail and copier services


The Administrative Services Department goal is to continue to seek to improve the efficiency and effectiveness in all areas of Administrative Services in an effort to provide better services at a lower cost.
  1. Citywide Survey

    View our National Citizen Survey reports.

  2. Finance

    The Finance Division has several areas of responsibility including General Accounting, Cash Management, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Budget, Grants, and Debt Services. The Division provides accurate accounting of all revenues and expenditures, including preparation of financial statements, annual budgets, other financial reports, and supports the preparation of the annual audited financial statements. Payroll processes the biweekly payroll for the City’s employees, including payments to vendors of payroll benefits, and other payroll related issues. Accounts Receivable handles billing and collections for water, business licenses, vehicle abatement and other City services. Accounts Payable makes accurate and timely payments to vendors, for goods and services rendered to all City Departments.

Management Information Systems Division

The Management Information Systems Division is responsible for the administration of the City’s computer and telephone network and all related information technology projects.

Risk Management Division

The Risk Management Division provides risk management services for injured employees, citizens and/or property damage. Its purpose is to foster and maintain a safe and healthy work environment for employees and a safe City for the residents of Seaside.