Revenue collection is fundamental to the ability of government to operate. Even and fair collection of taxes is essential to provide a level playing field for businesses and individuals. Fee revenue is generated from services performed (e.g. patient fees from County hospitals) or privileges granted (e.g. permits).
The County also imposes fines for abuse of ordinances or delinquent taxes. Timely collections of intergovernmental transfers often fund key services. For example, Medicaid funds transferred from the State for healthcare helps fund services for people with limited financial resources.