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Hilary Norton
Director of Finance and Administrative Services

Susan Brooks
Assistant Finance Director

Kathryn Christensen
Accounts Payable / Payroll
apinvoices@astoria.gov / payroll@astoria.gov

Carol Canham
Staff Accountant

Jo Johnson
Water/Sewer Clerk

Kristy Shivers
Municipal Court Clerk


The Finance Department offers a wide variety of services to the general public and to other departments of the City. The major activities include: utility billing, payment receipts, accounts receivable, payroll, purchasing, accounts payable, processing financial data, financial planning, budget preparation, cash management and maintenance of official City records.

Services to other departments include financial control through the budget process, receipting and accounting for Municipal Court receivables, and management of official minutes for the City Council. Finance also issues keys to most buildings and facilities, and provides accounting and other miscellaneous services to other departments.

The Finance Director is responsible to the City Manager. The staff consists of the Finance Director, Assistant Finance Director, Financial Reporting Manager, 2 Staff Accountants and 2 Accounting Clerks.


  • Finance Department Administration by phone at: (503) 325-5821
    Water/Sewer Utility Service: ext. 2430 or (503) 338-5172
    Payroll: ext. 2427
    Accounts Payable: ext. 2431
  • Fax us at: (503) 338-6630
  • E-mail us at: utilities@astoria.gov for the Water/Server Department
  • E-mail us at: payroll@astoria.gov for Payroll
  • Email us at: apinvoices@astoria.gov for Accounts Payable
  • Mail your inquiries to:
    Finance Department
    Astoria City Hall
    1095 Duane Street
    Astoria, OR 97103

The Finance Department is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


In accordance with ORS 93.643, the City is required to record certain liens in the County Clerk’s office or provide access by an online electronic medium. The City of Astoria contracts with the Net Asset Corporation to provide internet access to a system called Conduits. This is a fee-based service that most subscribers such as title companies, escrow agents, financial institutions, and real estate professionals utilize in performing searches as part of real estate transactions. 

The current lien search fee is $23.00 for each property search performed. 
If you need one time, or infrequent searches, you may be able to contact a title company to perform the search for you. 

In order to obtain access to Conduits please contact Net Assets Corporation at (541) 485-8876 or info@netassets.net. Prior to access approval, all subscribers will be required to accept all terms of use and agree to pay the City of Astoria for all searches performed.

Utility liens may accrue additional charges; please call for payoff estimates through the closing date.
Contact and Payoff Information
Finance Department
1095 Duane St
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 338-5172
Email: utilities@astoria.gov