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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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We are hiring within our Audit unit and our Fiscal and Policy unit. View the auditor job description. View the analyst job description. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to or Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled; however, applications received by June 21 will receive first consideration.

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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.

Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse

The Office of the County Auditor reviews all reports received and investigates or refers to appropriate agencies all credible allegations of fraud, waste or abuse regarding County resources (funds, property, one’s position, etc.).

  • Fraud—Involves obtaining something of value through willful misrepresentation (an intentional wrongdoing), the concealment of this act, and a derived benefit for which the recipient is not entitled.
  • Waste—Involves using or expending County resources carelessly, extravagantly or unnecessarily, primarily due to mismanagement, inappropriate actions and inadequate oversight.
  • Abuse—Involves behavior that is deficient or improper, including the misuse of authority or position.

Examples of what to report:

  • Unauthorized use, removal or destruction of County resources
  • Falsification of payroll records (e.g., abuse of overtime, reporting hours not worked), expense reports (e.g., inflating or inappropriate expenses) or financial records (e.g., transactions, invoices)
  • Contract/procurement fraud (e.g., vendor kickbacks, bribes, collusive bidding, conflicts of interest, change order abuse)
  • Misuse of authority for personal gain

How to Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse

Select the button below to file a report online.

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Contact Information

Find contact information for concerns related to the following matters.

MatterContact Information
Assistance Programs
  • Temporary Cash Assistance
  • Food Assistance (SNAP)
  • Medical Assistance
Department of Social Services,
District Offices
Baltimore County Public SchoolsOffice of Internal Audit
Phone: 1-866-881-2932
Child Abuse/NeglectDepartment of Social Services,
Child Advocacy Center
Phone: 410-853-3000
After Hours: 410-583-9398
Harassment/DiscriminationOffice of Human Resources
Phone: 410-887-3135

Federal Income Taxes

Internal Revenue Service
Phone: 1-800-829-1040
Recreation CouncilsState’s Attorney
Phone: 410-887-6600
Residency (Housing
Choice Vouchers)
Department of Housing and
Community Development

Phone: 410-887-8383
State Income TaxesComptroller of Maryland
Phone: 1-800-638-2937


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