Cash and Debt Management

(formerly Wilmington Trust) Bank@Work Program
Call the City Treasurer's Office at (302) 576-2480 or M&T Bank at (302) 472-3341.

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Cash Management and Investments

  • General and capital funds are invested according to the City Treasurer's Office policy.
  • Investments are bid to local banking institutions for varying periods.
  • Investment policy stresses safety and requires 100% collateralization.

Debt Management and Bond Issuance

  • The City funds large-scale projects with a useful life of over 15 years through the issuance of mutual bonds.
  • There are two types of bonds - new money for capital projects and refunding of existing bond issues.
  • The City funds new projects on a two-year cycle.
  • Projects must be approved by the Planning Commission and included in the City's six-year capital program and, ultimately, in the annual capital budget for funding.
  • The City Treasurer's Office monitors existing bond issues for refunding opportunities. Lower interest rates many times provide savings opportunities through the issuance of refunding bonds.
  • The City of Wilmington's bond rating is AA- by all three major rating agencies (Moody's, Fitch, and Standard & Poor's).

Contact the Treasurer's Office

Mailing Address

City Treasurer's Office
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street, 5th Floor
Wilmington DE 19801

Phone: (302) 576-2480

Fax: (302) 573-5568


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