Finance, Licencing, Payroll & Procurement Divisions
The core mission of the this department is to develop, track and maintain all expenditures and revenues. All
while providing accurate financial records and excellent customer service for business license applicants.
Proposed 2020 Millage Rate
The City Council of the City of Stonecrest, Georgia has announced its intention to transfer the DeKalb County millage rate for Parks & Recreation service to a City millage rate which would result in a City of Stonecrest property tax. The proposed rate is 1.438 mills.
1 - Implement Stonecrest Millage Rate
2- Stonecrest Millage Rate Q&A (July 6, 2020)
3 - Schedule for 2020 Homestead Exemption
Annual and Budget Reports
In the photo (l-r) Michael Harris, City Manager; Audrey Mays, City Accounts Manager; James
Pence of Mauldin and Jenkins; Mayor Jason Lary.
Stonecrest's Finance Department Receives Top Award
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting was awarded to the City of
Stonecrest by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for
its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form
of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment
represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
In conjunction with the GFOA award, Mayor Jason Lary and City Manager Michael Harris presented an
Award of Financial Reporting Achievement to City Accounts Manager Audrey Mays at last night’s city
council meeting. Mays and Harris worked on the CAFR with representatives from Mauldin and Jenkins,
the city’s external auditing firm.
“I feel great. The CAFR is a great recognition, especially for our first year. We were in total
compliance with the high standards set by the Government Finance Officers Association. Usually,
cities don’t do CAFRs until they are about five years old. We intend on doing a CAFR every year as
we have set our standards high,” Mays said.
The CAFR was judged by an impartial panel to meet the program’s high standards which include,
demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story
and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.