Finance Department
Deparment head placeholder photoDana BelaskaFinance Officer
200 West Booneslick

TOGETHER WE CAN manage the financial affairs of the City with integrity and provide exceptional service to City Departments, Officials, and Customers.

The Finance Department is responsible for financial planning, administration and coordination of all financial functions for the City of Warrenton. Accounting services are provided for all City Departments in accordance with City Ordinance and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Citywide financial statements are prepared and presented to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on a monthly basis. Of primary importance is the management of internal control systems to ensure the safety of funds and accuracy of the financial reports.

Other accounting functions include annual budget preparation, investments, utility billing, accounts payable, payroll, property accounting, cash payments, and business licenses.

Occupational Licenses

All businesses operating within the City of Warrenton shall be licensed per the Warrenton City Code – Business Licenses.

Section 605.010 License Required.
All the various objects, subjects, persons, trades, vocations, occupations and businesses within the City of Warrenton, Missouri, including home occupations, herein enumerated shall be licensed, taxed and regulated as provided for in this Chapter. 

Please see section 605.011of the Warrenton City Code (available on our website) for persons not charged for business licenses. 

Occupational License Requirements

Business Zoning Approval

Merchant Emergency Contact Form

Occupational License

Questions regarding Business Licensing can be directed to Judi Bayne at 636.456.3535 or 

Liquor Licenses

All businesses selling liquor within the City of Warrenton shall have a currently liquor license per Warrenton City Code – Liquor Licenses.

Section 600.130 Procedure for Issuance of License — Filing and Presentation to Board of Aldermen. 
[R.O. 2006 §600.140; Ord. No. 1487 §I, 4-5-2005; Ord. No. 1849 §III, 6-2-2009] Applications for licenses under the provisions of this Chapter shall be filed with the City, the date of filing being noted thereon. Upon filing an application for a license with the City, such application shall be presented to the Police Department for an investigation of the applicant and the proposed location and premises where the intoxicating liquor is to be sold. The results of the investigation, application and the report from the Police Department shall be presented to the Board of Aldermen.

Liquor License Information and Requirements

Liquor License Application

Liquor License Renewal

Request for Criminal Record Check.pdf

Park Alcoholic Beverages Permit_2019.pdf

Questions regarding Liquor Licensing can be directed to Kathie Wisniewski at 636.456.3535 or


Payments for all City Services can be made at City Hall located at 200 West Booneslick. A drive-up drop box is available by entering the parking lot on the west side of City Hall.

Utility bills can be viewed and paid with our online payment system.

One time payments are also accepted online.

Accounts Payable

Accounts Payable processes invoices from all of the City’s departments. Invoices are approved by the Board of Aldermen on the 1st Tuesday of each month and checks are issued prior to the 10th day of the month.


-All Vendors who choose to do Business with the City of Warrenton will be required to complete a W-9 Request for Taxpayers Identification Form, which is required by the Internal Revenue Service to meet IRS filing regulations.

-Mail original invoices to the following location:

City of Warrenton
Attn: Accounts Payable
200 West Booneslick
Warrenton, MO 63383

Please reference Purchase Order Number on invoice.
Contact: Cindy Wiest

Utility Billing

COVID-19 UPDATE:Discontinuance of water & sewer services for delinquent accounts will resume in July. If you are experiencing financial difficulties and can't make the necessary payment, please contact the City Finance Office for a payment arrangement. Past due amounts are due by July 15, 2020.

Responsible for billing water, sewer, trash, and recycling monthly; sets up new customer accounts; and answers billing questions. Utility billing also handles the transfer of existing customer accounts to new addresses, delinquent accounts and disconnects. Payments are due by the 15th of each month.

Return completed forms in person or mail to:
Warrenton City Hall
C/O Cindi Whittemore
200 West Booneslick Rd., Warrenton, MO 63383


Sign Up for E-Bill & ACH Utility Billing

City residents can view their account history, including consumption, past payments and pay utility bills with a credit card or debit card through the City of Warrenton website. To set up this account, you will need the property location and account number listed on the utility bill. Once the account is established, simply go to the View/Pay Utility Bills link to view and/or pay your bill.

E-Bill – paperless billing

City residents have the option of using paperless E-billing for their water, sewer, and trash bills. Customers who choose to participate will be sent their utility bill in PDF format via e-mail. To learn more and register Click here

ACH Billing

The City offers ACH Billing (Automatic Clearing House Billing) for utility customers. ACH billing authorizes the City of Warrenton to initiate debit entries for the amount of the utility billing on a monthly basis, and if necessary, initiate credit corrections or adjustment entries to the account. To learn more and download the ACH registration form Click here

Water & Sewer Rates

Effective August 1, 2019:
The in-city residential water rates are $7.32 for the first 1,000 gallons and $4.72 for each 1,000 gallons of consumption thereafter. 

The in-city residential sewer rates for the first 1,000 gallons are $11.97 and $4.14 per additional 1,000 gallons of consumption.

City of Warrenton Requirements for Commercial Water & Sewer Service

Trash Service Rates

The in-city residential trash service:

  • Single family or duplex residence……………………………….$9.70
  • Single family or duplex residence-senior citizen………..$8.45
  • Multi-family residential unit…………………………………………$7.70
  • Multi-family residential unit-senior citizen………………….$6.65

Recycled materials can be taken to the city-managed recycling center:

Central Missouri Recycling Center
24448 South Highway 47
Tuesday - Friday 8am to 5pm
Saturday 8am to Noon

Click here for additional information on trash services  

Contact: Cindi Whittemore (636) 456-3535

Local Taxes

Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes: Real Estate and Personal Property taxes for the city are collected by the Warren County Collector. These taxes are due December 31 of each year. For more information contact the Warren County Collector at 636-456-3330.

2019 Tax Rate upon real and personal property $.2899 on each $100.00 assessed valuation for general municipal purposes and $.1716 on each $100 of assessed valuation for establishment and maintenance of free public parks within the City.

Sales Taxes

The local sales tax rate is 9.475%. The city portion is 2.75%, county is 2.5% and state is 4.225%.

Miscellaneous Billing

Includes false alarms, NID assessments, resource police officer, crossing guards, and industrial sewer. Payments for Miscellaneous billing are due by the 15th of each month.

Contact: Judi Bayne (636) 456-3535

Financial Reports

Available for viewing monthly at City Hall, 200 West Booneslick, Warrenton, MO 63383. Contact Dana Belaska: (636) 456-3535.



Available for viewing at Finance Department during business hours.

Finance Department Contacts

Dana Belaska
Finance Manager

Cindy Wiest
Finance Clerk AP/PR

Judi Bayne
Finance Clerk

Cindi Whittemore
Utility Billing Clerk

Kathie Wisniewski

Daren Reames

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