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The Finance Department of the City of Worthington is responsible for maintaining high standards for all accounting, internal auditing, data processing and financial control services provided to City Council, the City Administrator, City departments and agencies. The department manages the day-to-day financial transactions including accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, project accounting, investments, risk management, cash flow management activities, payroll and computer services. The Finance Department consists of the Director, Staff Accountant, Senior Computer, Payroll Specialist and Accounting Clerk.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Is there a City Sales Tax?
    Yes. There is a 0.5% City Sales Tax in addition to a Minnesota Sales Tax of 6.875%. There is a local lodging tax of 3%, which is allocated to fund tourism promotion in the community.
  • Who collects property taxes for the City?
    The Nobles County Auditor-Treasurer (295-5258). If a homeowner thinks that property taxes are too high, they may want to discuss concerns with the City Council, School Board Member or County Commissioner. Public comments are also welcome at the City's budget hearing held each year in December.
  • Who do I talk to if I think my property is over-assessed?
    If you have any comments or questions about your property valuation, please contact the Nobles County Assessor (295-5208). Many property owners' concerns can be explained or resolved over the phone. If the assessor cannot resolve the problems, you can appeal to the Local Board of Review, the County Board of Equalization or the Minnesota Tax Court. Information about these methods of appeal is outlined on the property value notice received each year.
  • What is the City's Bond rating?
    AA-, by Standard and Poor's.


303 Ninth Street
Worthington, MN 56187
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday


Deb Olsen
Finance Director
(507) 666-5014
Denise Deitchman
Assistant Finance Director
(507) 666-5013
Jen Cummings
Accounting Clerk
(507) 666-5015
Leonor Maldonado
Accounting Clerk/Assessment Clerk
(507) 666-5020
Lori Henning
Human Resources Assistant/Payroll Compensation Specialist
(507) 666-5016