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About the Finance Department
The Ontario County Department of Finance was established on January 1, 2004, by vote of the general public on November 4, 2003. The office is responsible for the management and administration of the fiscal affairs of the county, including managing the county budget.

For more information:
     A Brief Overview of Fiscal Management for Ontario County (PDF)

As part of our responsibilities, we: 
  • Administer, monitor, and analyze the county sales tax
  • Analyze and forecast the county financial position including the budgets of the county departments
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual County Budget and the Capital Improvement Plan
  • Audit the fiscal matters of all county departments
  • Determine and report to the Board of Supervisors the financial and budgetary impact of all proposed county policy decisions
  • Keep the accounting records of the county
  • Manage and invest county funds
  • Manage the county credit rating
  • Manage the county debt program
  • Monitor and analyze the adopted county budget
  • Monitor and report on the impact of federal and state changes that affect county finances
  • Pay all the bills of the county according to state and federal laws and in accordance with county contracts and adopted policies
  • Prepare monthly and annual financial reports
  • Prepare the county payroll

Contact Us
Mary M. Gates 
Director of Finance 

Lorrie K. Scarrott
Deputy Director of Finance

3019 County Complex Dr. 
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Ph: (585) 919-2750

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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