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 COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place UPDate

The City is closed until further for non-essential City services in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and is subject to new direction from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and the State Governor. During this time, the Finance Department will have limited staffing and may take longer to respond to voicemail and email messages.


To pay for utility bills visit www.mountainview.gov/utilitybill or call 1-855-288-0315.


To pay for invoices or business license renewals visit www.mountainview.gov/miscpayments.


To apply for a business license visit www.mountainview.govand click on “HOW DO I…”, then “Apply For… Business Licenses”. 

• For businesses located in Mountain View the applications will be processed when Community Development/Planning reopens.

• For businesses located outside of Mountain View, applications will be reviewed, approved and processed by the Finance Department within 5 business days due to limited staffing.  We will email you for the amount of tax due and payment options.


Thank you for your patience & understanding through this difficult time.


Mission Statementfinance calculator

The mission of the Finance and Administrative Services Department is to "support the planning and management of the City’s fiscal affairs and to provide internal administrative services to all City departments."

The Finance and Administrative Services Department is responsible for the administration of the financial affairs and internal support activities of the City. The Department provides financial, analytical, purchasing and document processing, and Workers’ Compensation and liability support to all City departments and programs; manages the City’s investment portfolio; and coordinates the City’s budget process and annual independent audit. Specifically, the Department processes payroll, accounts receivable, utility billings, all City revenues, accounting entries, accounts payable, financial reporting, purchase orders, and Council reports and other documents to Council. The Department is also responsible for warehousing, copying, and mail for internal support functions. In addition, the Department provides staff support to the Council Finance Committee and Investment Review Committee.