The Finance Division is responsible for all the city’s finances, including accounts payable, payroll, and budgeting.

The City of South Bend has a “AA” rating from Standard & Poor's Ratings Services as of July 2011.  The rating was assigned to the South Bend Redevelopment Authority as a General Obligation Equivalent Security.

The 'AA' represents an assessment of the city's credit quality, including the following factors:

  • Diverse local economy and position as a regional center
  • Very strong financial operations
  • Moderate overall debt burden

View publicly-available city budgets and finance records.