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Financial Policies & Procedures


How do I request the City Treasurer to pay a vendor or reimburse me?

Submit all invoices and reimbursements to

How do I request the City Treasurer reimburse me for travel expenses?

Please complete a Travel Expense form and along with related backup, scan as a single pdf, and submit to To ensure your request is processed as quickly as possible, we encourage electronic requests.

How do I prove to a vendor that we are exempt from paying sales tax?

Please provide the vendor with a copy of the Sales & Use Tax Exemption form.

A vendor has requested a copy of a W-9 form for the City of Traverse City or Traverse City Light & Power. How do I get one to provide?

Please provide the vendor with a copy of the W-9 form.

I am a City employee and have lost my password for access to BS&A Online. How do I reset my password?

Please use this link to reset your password.

What can I buy with my departmental budget?

Please read information from the Michigan Municipal League regarding lawful expenditures, as well as their Municipal Expenditures Fact Sheet.


Request for City Commission Approval of Utility Payments

City Commission Approval of Utility Payments

City of Traverse City Office of the City Manager Administrative Order No. 13 - Expenditures of Tax Dollars for Municipal Purposes

Michigan Accounting Manual

Michigan Audit Manual

Michigan Audit Manual (Excerpt regarding Expenditures)

Michigan Department of Treasury Sales & Use Taxes in the Construction Industry

Michigan Uniform Chart of Accounts

Michigan Municipal League - Municipal Expenditures Fact Sheet

Michigan Municipal League - Limits of Municipal Expenditures

Traverse City Purchasing Policy

This page last updated on 5/26/2021.