The Department of Finance is divided into several offices and divisions, all of which function together to handle all financial affairs pertaining to the County and its daily activities.
The Department of Finance is responsible for the financial administration of the County government, including accounting, debt management, purchasing, revenue collection, investments, budgetary compliance, insurance, and payroll. The CFO works closely with the Departments Heads, the Office Directors, the Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Division of Local Government Services in the development of the annual Operating and Capital Budgets.
The Office of Fiscal Management is responsible for the financial administration of the County government, including accounting, debt management, budgetary compliance, payroll, accounts payable, general ledger, and internal auditing.
The Middlesex County Purchasing office is responsible for purchasing goods and services to carry out the functions of Middlesex County government. Purchases are made through quote, bid or request for proposal.
The County Treasurer, by law, is the custodian of all county funds and how they are invested. The Office disburses funds upon order of the Board of Chosen Freeholders and is resposible for revenue collection.
The Board of Taxation's primary responsibility is the certification of property tax assessments. We are also dedicated in the annual production of abstracts of ratables, the equalization of assessments for the purpose of county taxes, the supervision of each of the municipal Tax Assessors, the certification of municipal tax rates, as well as other various tasks and reports. The Board of Taxation also hears real property tax assessment appeals filed by the taxpayer and renders judgments.