City of Gettysburg Finance Office

The City of Gettysburg Finance Department, located at 109 E. Commercial Ave., consists of two employees that perform basic, essential functions for the city.


Sheila Schatz, Finance Officer

Susanne Conradie, Deputy Finance Officer


Hours of Operation:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday

Closed on all observed holidays.



Permits Needed

Below are blank copies of all the Permits that might be needed. Please fill out and turn into the City office.


Utility Billing

Water, wastewater, and solid waste involves setting up accounts, billing, collection and maintaining of approximately () customers. All billings are processed internally and mailed on approximately the 28th of each month with a due date of the 10th of the following month.


Payments for Utilities are accounts receivable, sales tax, property tax, grants, special assessment, and various other departmental revenues are received into the Finance Department for accounting purposes.

Data Processing

Computerizes many operations including utility billing, accounts payable, payroll, finance reporting, inventory, fixed asset tracking and all accounting records, maintaining the latest in technology while assisting other departments with computer hardware/software problems.

Financial Management
Accounts Payable:

Processes all vendor invoices for City departments, submitting a schedule of bills to be approved for payment by the City Council on the second Monday of each month. Upon Council approval, checks are printed and released the following Thursday.


The City of Gettysburg Payroll includes approximately 7 full-time with an additional 11 part-time and seasonal employees. All maintenance, reports and records are prepared and retained through the Finance Dept.

Records Management

Collects, organizes and maintains all official City records such as Commission and Board meeting minutes, resolutions, ordinances, grants, and bond documents.

The reporting of budgeted and actual receipts and expenses recorded and tracked with various reports generated for the City Commission and departments. Fund investing, establishing reserve funds, and repaying municipal bonds, are required by South Dakota Codified Law and are also an aspect of financial management.