Finance Department

Mission Statement

The City of Selma Finance Department is dedicated, in the spirit of excellence and integrity, to provide timely, accurate, concise and complete financial information and support to other city departments, citizens and the community at large.
The Finance Department is committed to conforming to the highest level of ethical standards. The services and decisions, we offer will be fair, honest and impartial.

We attempt to make the best decisions collectively and in the best interest of the city. As a team, we capitalize on the strengths of each member and provide support for staff members and the city at large.


The goal of the Finance Department is to maintain accurate and accountable financial records of the City’s public funds.

Core Values

  • Efficiency
  • Accuracy
  • Accountability
  • Transparency


It is the responsibility of the Finance Department to pay all of the City’s financial obligations timely and accurately.

Terri Barnes-Smith

Terri Barnes-Smith




Finance Department
222 Broad Street
Selma, AL 36701


8:30 am to 4:30 pm


(334) 874-2105



Severe Weather Alert!


Due to the threat of severe weather, all non-essential city services will be closed on Friday, March 18, 2022.  The City will continue to monitor the situation and depending on the severity of the event may make further changes to hours of operation. 

The Selma Police & Fire Departments will be on regular duty and Public Works will be on call working diligently to address issues as they occur, along with reporting issues to the Alabama Department of Transportation and local utility companies.

Residents are encouraged to stay informed and take proper precautions.  Please stay off roadways as conditions, power lines, and/or trees may be impacted.

Sever Weather