Finance Division

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

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

Location: 327 Fifth Street, Hollister
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 & Sewer Service the City of Hollister requires:

  • A Utility Start/Stop Form (link to form below)
  • A closing statement, mortgage statement, grant deed or rental agreement
  • A government issued photo ID
  • A $150 deposit (Master Card, Visa, Discover, cash, check, money order or cashier’s check)

All items must be received in our office before 3pm for same day service or in advance of the day you are requesting services.  We are unable to back date service requests.  You can also leave an envelope with all of the items in our overnight drop box located directly in front of our office.  Anything left in the overnight drop box will be processed the following business day.

Our office is located at 327 Fifth Street, our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

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.

Additional Information and Forms
Return on Hotel - Motel Transient Occupancy Tax