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Office ofthe County Auditor

The Office of the County Auditor improves the effectiveness and efficiency of local government by actively providing independent auditing and other fiscal services to the County Council.

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The Office of the County Auditor operates as part of the Legislative branch of County Government pursuant to the Baltimore County Charter, Section 311.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze the fiscal impact of legislation (e.g., bills, fiscal matters, resolutions) to be enacted by the County Council.
  • Conduct financial audits as directed by the County Council of organizations funded in whole or in part by County funds.
  • Assist the external auditor in conducting a financial audit of the County's general purpose financial statements as required by §312 of the Charter.
  • Prepare reports on internal accounting control, administrative and operating practices and procedures and other pertinent financial and compliance matters.
  • Conduct operational and performance audits as authorized by the County Council.
  • Assist the County Council in its annual evaluation of the County Executive's proposed budget.
  • Conduct special projects and investigations at the request of the County Council.
  • Report on the County's economic indicators and revenue projections.


The Office of the County Auditor is responsible for staffing the Spending Affordability and Economic Advisory Committees.

Contact Information to Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse

Find contact information for concerns related to the following matters.

MatterContact Information
Fraud, Waste, Abuse or Illegal Acts in Baltimore County GovernmentOffice of the Inspector General
Phone: 410-887-6500
Baltimore County Public Schools


Fraud, Waste or Abuse Hotline
Phone: 1-866-881-2932
Assistance Programs
  • Temporary Cash Assistance
  • Food Assistance (SNAP)
  • Medical Assistance
Department of Human Services
Phone: 1-800-332-6347
Recreation CouncilsState’s Attorney
Phone: 410-887-6600
State Income TaxesComptroller of Maryland
Phone: 1-800-638-2937
Federal Income TaxesInternal Revenue Service
Phone: 1-800-829-1040

For other County matters involving inadequate internal control practices and procedures, including those pertaining to the reliability of financial records, effectiveness and efficiency of operations, and the safeguarding of assets, or noncompliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, contract terms, and policies and procedures, contact the Office of the County Auditor by emailing or calling 410-887-3193.

Contact Us

Office of the Auditor

400 Washington Avenue
Room 221
Towson, Maryland 21204


Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.




County Auditor

Lauren Smelkinson