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Finance & Utility

The Finance Department handles all financial reporting, record keeping, accounting, utility billing and preparation of the annual budget. 

Department Contacts

Michael Kuehn, Accountant - (651)-747-3916
Utility Billing Clerk - (651)-747-3906


The Washington County Assessor’s Office is responsible for property valuation and tax assessment.  The staff assessor assigned to Lake Elmo can be contacted at

You may pay property assessments at City Hall, in full, up until November 15 of each year. 

Special Assessments
Special Assessment Policy
Assessment Search Form


City utility bills include charges for water usage, sanitary sewer, storm water management and state water testing. These city services are not supported by property taxes. The amount paid through your utility bill covers the cost of providing these services, improvements to the systems, and general system repairs and maintenance. The revenue received from your stormwater utility fee is used for preparation of a Surface Water Management Plan, maintenance of existing ditches, culverts, ponds and storm sewers, capital improvements in developed areas, equipment, planning, inventories and water quality improvements including weed control.

Utility Rates

To APPLY for a new utility account, or terminate an account click on the APPLICATION.

The utility bills and payments are processed through the Finance Department. If you have questions concerning your water bills, call Utility Billing at 651.747.3906

For online bill pay, please click the button below:


Storm Water Fee Appeal
City Ordinance states that if a property owner or person responsible for paying the surface water management fee believes that a particular assigned fee is incorrect, the person may request that the fee be recomputed. To appeal a fee, please submit a Storm Water Appeal.



Water Quality Reports (Consumer Confidence Reports)

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Document Center

The Document Center provides easy access to public documents. Click on one of the categories below to see related documents or use the search function.

Categories always sorted by seq (sub-categories sorted within each category)
Documents sorted by SEQ in Ascending Order within category

Annual Budget Reports12 documents

  • 2022 Budget
    document seq 91.00
  • 2022 Budget Book
    document seq 92.00
  • 2021 Budget
    document seq 93.00
  • 2020 Budget
    document seq 94.00
  • 2019 Budget
    document seq 95.00
  • 2018 Budget
    document seq 96.00
  • 2018 Budget Book
    document seq 96.00
  • 2017 Budget
    document seq 97.00
  • 2016 Budget Book
    document seq 98.00
  • 2015 Budget Book
    document seq 99.00
  • 2014 Budget Book
    document seq 100.00

Annual Financial Reports14 documents

  • Annual Financial Report (2021)
    document seq 86.00
  • Annual Financial Report (2020)
    document seq 87.00
  • Annual Financial Report (2019)
    document seq 88.00
  • Popular Annual Financial Report (2018)
    document seq 89.00
  • Annual Financial Report (2018)
    document seq 90.00
  • Popular Annual Financial Report (2017)
    document seq 91.00
  • Annual Financial Report (2017)
    document seq 92.00
  • Moody's Report on Lake Elmo (2016)
    document seq 93.00
  • Annual Financial Report (2016)
    document seq 94.00
  • Annual Financial Report (2015)
    document seq 96.00
  • Annual Financial Report (2014)
    document seq 97.00
  • Annual Financial Report (2013)
    document seq 98.00
  • Annual Financial Report (2012)
    document seq 99.00
  • Annual Financial Report (2011)
    document seq 100.00