Auditor

Responsibilities
The County Auditor is an elected, non-partisan position. Primary responsibilities of the Auditor’s office include:
  • Financial services, including:
    • Financial reporting for the County
    • Assisting the County Administrator with budget preparation and monitoring
    • Paying the bills (accounts payable) for the County
    • Payroll for County employees
    • Fixed asset tracking for the County
    • Grant accounting and reporting
    • Centralized purchasing for the County, except Public Works
    • Accounting, payroll, and budget assistance for junior taxing districts
  • Supervising elections
    • Administering all federal, state and local elections
    • Serving as Chair of the County Canvassing Board
  • Registering voters
    • Maintaining voter records
    • Maintaining the official voter list
  • Recording deeds and other legal instruments
  • Licensing vehicles and vessels
  • Issuing marriage licenses
  • Issuing dog licenses for the County and the Town of Friday Harbor
Additional responsibilities include:
  • Management of surplus personal property of the County
  • Receipt of claims and lawsuits
  • Stormwater assessment appeals
  • Liaison to Veterans Advisory Board
The goal of the County Auditor's Office is exceptional customer service. If you have a question, or if there is anything we can do for you, please stop by, call or email. We want to hear from you.
  1. Big Change Coming in Vehicle and Vessel Licensing

    Auditor Milene Henley urges licensing customers to complete December renewals by December 9. A new system goes into effect December 12, which could slow transactions for a while. Read on...
  2. 2017 Dog Licenses

    Canaan, a five-year old border collie, received the first 2017 dog license of the season at the San Juan County Auditor’s Office. Dog tags will be sold beginning Monday, November 28. Read on...
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