Finance Division

Payment Center Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
(Open through Lunch hour 12pm - 1pm)

Finance Division: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
(Closed for Lunch hour 12pm - 1pm) 

Location: 327 Fifth Street
Telephone: (831) 636-4301
Fax Number: (831) 636-4369

The Finance Department is responsible for the financial management and reporting on the results of operation for the City’s various funds, projects, assessment districts, budgets, and departments. In that capacity the department processes the City’s water and sewer utilities bills and collects the remittances. The Department also prepares and administers the City’s payroll system, from time card data entry through check issuance. The Finance Department also prepares quarterly federal and state tax forms. In addition, Finance issues invoices for its accounts receivable, and maintains records for all outstanding amounts owed to the City. All disbursements, by check and by cash, are administered and handled by Finance for the City of Hollister funds.

Business License Ordinance administration and operation is assigned to the Finance Division. For Business License Information, please continue on to the Business License Information page.

To Start Water or Sewer Service:   A deposit in the amount of $150.00 ($75.00 deposit for water service & $75.00 deposit for sewer service) is required in order to Start Water/Sewer Service.

Please complete the Start/Stop Water Service Form and return it to Finance Utility Payment Center for processing at 327 Fifth Street, email it to, fax to (831) 636-4369, or mail it to 327 Fifth Street, Hollister, CA 95023.

Click on the "Online Utility Bill Payment" button below to pay your Utility Bill Online using Visa or MasterCard. (A $1.25 Processing Fee is charged by (ECH) Electronic Clearing House). Dog Licenses CANNOT be paid by using Utility Bill Pay Online. Currently Dog License Payments are NOT available online. Payments can also be made by phone at 1-833-208-7230.