Financial Services

COVID-19 Notice

On November 16, Governor Newsom announced immediate actions by the State to slow the spread of COVID-19. These actions included moving Orange County back into Tier 1 (Purple/Widespread) of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and implementing a limited stay at home order for counties in Tier 1.

Due to the actions taken by Governor Newsom, the City of Aliso Viejo is closing City Hall to the public beginning Monday, November 23. City staff will continue to remain available via email and telephone during regular business hours.

We understand that this may be an inconvenience to our residents, and we thank you for your understanding during this time. The health and safety of our residents is our first priority, and the City will continue to communicate the latest information and details as they emerge. 

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Department Overview

The Department of Financial Services is primarily responsible for all:

  • Accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Debt Service
  • Fixed Assets
  • Investments
  • Purchasing

In addition to preparing the City’s annual budget, the Department is also responsible for safeguarding the City’s financial assets through prudent internal control policies, maintaining budgetary control over all City funds, supporting strategic and financial planning and decision making, and ensuring the safety and liquidity of the City’s financial resources while maximizing yields in accordance with the City’s Investment Policy.

Financial Rating

Aliso Viejo is particularly proud of its AA+ rating from Standard and Poor’s for the City’s outstanding debt obligations. This rating is a testament to the City’s strong financial position, prudent financial management and investment policies, and diversified economic base.

Excellence in Financial Reporting

The City has also received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting every year since its 2001 incorporation. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada grants the award to government organizations whose Comprehensive Annual Financial Statements (CAFR) achieves the highest standards in government accounting and financial reporting.