Welcome to the City of Antioch Finance Department

The Finance Department is responsible for the safekeeping, management and accounting of the City's financial assets. The Department supplies timely and accurate financial reports to elected and appointed officials and to the State to ensure that a sound program of fiscal control is undertaken with respect to implementing the budget.

The Finance Department consists of four divisions monumentsupervised by the Director of Financial Services.

The four divisions are:

All divisions are located at:

City Hall
Third and "H" Streets
Antioch, CA 94509

Mailing address:

City of Antioch
P.O. Box 5007
Antioch, CA 94531-5007.

We are pleased with your interest in the City of Antioch and want to assure you that we will give you every opportunity to compete for the City's business.


The Administration Division provides direction and coordination of all Finance Department functions. The Division is responsible for preparing and monitoring the City's annual operation budget and for developing and implementing internal control policies and procedures. The Director of Financial Services is also the Controller for the Antioch Area Public Facilities Financing Agency - Community Facilities District (CFD) 1989-1 (Mello Roos).

Finance Director – Dawn Merchant
Assistant Finance Director – Jo Castro

Tel (925) 779-7055
Fax (925) 779-7054.

Accounts Payable:
Tel (925) 779-7000, Ext. 1-2041


The Accounting Division is responsible for maintaining the general ledger accounting system as well as processing accounts payable and payroll. The Division prepares all the accounting entries, monthly revenue and expenditure reports, coordinates the annual audit and other audits as well as prepare financial reports that are needed by management and other governmental agencies. The Division can be reached by calling (925) 779-7055; fax (925) 779-7054.

Antioch Development Agency:
Enforceable Obligation
Payment Schedule

Dissolution of the Antioch Development Agency and Oversight Board

As part of the State budget deal, redevelopment agencies are dissolved pursuant to Assembly Bills 1X 26 and 27 unless a city adopts a Continuation Ordinance and makes annual payments to the State so the State can try to balance its budget.  The Antioch Development Agency has existed since 1975 to eliminate blight, improve public facilities and infrastructure, renovate and construct affordable housing and enter into partnerships with private industries to create jobs and expand the local economy.  The City of Antioch adopted a Continuation Ordinance, but then the California Supreme Court issued a stay of Assembly Bills 1X 26 and 27 to determine if they are legal.  In the meantime, the Antioch Development Agency is required to adopt an Enforceable Obligation Payment Schedule, which the Agency approved at a Special Meeting on August 25, 2011. Please see link below.

Special Meeting Agenda   (8/25/11)


The Operations Division provides processing services to all City departments for accounts receivable. The Division provides utility billing for water and sewer services on a monthly basis (925) 779-7060 and business licenses (925) 779-7059.

Goto Water Billing Section

Finance Services Supervisor – Lisa Saunders


Departments purchase all material, supplies, services and equipment by utilizing the most effective procurement procedures consistent with legal and ethical guidelines.

Tel (925) 779-7055
Fax (925) 779-6817

Insurance Requirements

Normally, property damage and public liability insurance are required of those vendors performing services on property owned by the City of Antioch. (You will be notified before the contract is awarded if insurance is required. Worker's compensation is also required for your employees.)


The City of Antioch desires to pay its bills in a prompt manner. The payment is contingent upon receiving a proper invoice and delivery of the goods or services. Invoices must be mailed to Accounts Payable for processing. Payment is usually made on a net thirty days basis. Partial payments will be made on partial deliveries.

Minority and Small Business
Outreach Commitment

We are committed to provide maximum opportunities for small, minority and women owned businesses to compete successfully in supplying our needs for products and services.


A business that wishes to be considered a DBE or WBE must be certified by the California Department of Transportation or another governmental agency whose certification process is accepted by the City of Antioch.

Buyer/Seller Relations

The promotion of good vendor relations is an important function in the City's procurement process. Much of the City's and your time will be saved by observing the following rules and principles: 

  1. Generally, authorized department personnel are the only persons authorized to commit the City for the purchase of materials, services or equipment. Payment may not be made for any goods delivered or services rendered without an authorized purchase order.
  2. Make your sales investments wisely. Sometimes a vendor will devote considerable time and money in presenting a product to a City department, in hope of making a sale. If you do this, remember that the purchase will eventually be made by competitive bid. What you spend for expensive designs and demonstrations does not guarantee you an order.
  3. Every employee of the City of Antioch is required to keep free of obligation by refusing to accept gifts offered by vendors or their representatives. Therefore, vendors are requested to cooperate in this regard by not making any such offers to employees.


















Finance Department

  • Dawn Merchant, Finance Director
  • Administration Division
  • Tel (925) 779-7055
  • Fax (925) 779-7054
  • Accounts Payable
  • Tel (925) 779-7000
  • ext 1-2041
  • Accounting Division
  • Tel (925) 779-7055
  • Fax (925) 779-7054
  • Operations Division
  • Tel (925) 779-7055
  • Fax (925) 779-7054
  • Water Services
  • Tel (925) 779-7060
  • Fax (925) 779-7054
  • Purchasing Division
  • Tel (925) 779-7055
  • Fax (925) 779-6817
Budget Facts

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