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Auditor's Office

Welcome to the Auditor’s website from Washington County Auditor John Hutzler.

County Auditor leadership transition in January

Kristine Adams-Wannberg takes office as County Auditor on January 1, 2023. Our website content will be updated throughout January. Thank you for your patience during this transition.

The County Auditor, elected County-wide, conducts performance audits and special studies that provide accountability to the public and improve Washington County programs, services and operations. 
The Office of the Auditor was created through changes to the County's home rule charter approved by voters over 40 years ago. The County Auditor operates independently of the Board of County Commissioners and the County Administrator. The Auditor answers directly to the citizens of Washington County and determines the programs and services to be audited.
In conducting audits, the Auditor's Office follows professional auditing standards that require a high level of independence, objectivity, sound professional judgment, and regular quality assurance reviews. All reports are available to the public online at this web site or by contacting the Auditor's Office to request a copy.


"Serious deficiencies" in County information security

The County Auditor informed the Board of "serious deficiencies" in information security. The CAO acknowledged deficiencies and agreed with the Auditor's recommendations. The report was delayed by the County's seizure of confidential Auditor files.

County efforts to ensure advisory boards represent the racial/ethnic diversity of the County have "barely moved the needle"

Washington County Auditor reports County efforts to make advisory boards and commissions more representative of the racial/ethnic diversity of the County have "barely moved the needle."