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.