The Auditor is the Chief Financial Officer of the County. The staff is responsible for handling all receipts and disbursements of the County Funds, creating financial statements for the county , completing annual reports for review by the State Board of Accounts and processing payroll for over 200 county employees.

Additionally, the office handles all transfers of ownership for real property, maintains property boundary information on the County GIS system, calculates property tax for all real, personal, mobile home, drainage and special assessment records, controls distribution of tax collections, special assessments and special revenue collections for all units of government within Whitley County, including the City of Columbia City, Churubusco and South Whitley and all three school districts.

The Auditor also serves as the Secretary to the County Council, County Commissioners and Redevelopment Commission. The Auditor maintains all budgets, salary ordinances, additional appropriations, transfers, and abatement applications as well as the minutes of all meetings.

Mission Statement:
We strive to provide accurate accounting, reporting, and auditing services to citizens and other governmental taxing units according to federal, state, and local laws in an efficient and cost effective manner. It is a privilege to assist the residents of Whitley County with professional and courteous service in a timely manner.

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