Financial policy guidance
The State Auditor’s Office, in partnership with MRSC, launched a new resource to help local governments establish financial policies.  In addition to our review of financial policies, there are five key areas of focus: asset management, cost allocation, debt management, fund balances and reserves, and investments.   You can access this resource here.
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Local Government Services
Filing your local government's annual financial data is quick and easy using our online filing system.
The current version of the BARS Manual is available on our website.
Local Government Performance Center
The Local Government Performance Center helps local governments solve problems, reduce costs and improve the value of their services to citizens by offering resources such as training, tools, technical assistance and an online Resource Center. 
Help is just a click away once you have signed in to our Online Services portal as a local government.
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  • ReportTypeReleased
    Association of Washington Cities Risk Management Service AgencyFinancial5/22/2017view report
    Association of Washington Cities Risk Management Service AgencyAccountability5/22/2017view report
    Camano Island Mosquito Control DistrictAssessment Audit5/22/2017view report
    Community Colleges of SpokaneFraud5/22/2017view report
    King County Directors AssociationAccountability5/22/2017view report
    King County Directors AssociationFinancial5/22/2017view report
    King County Public Hospital District No 1Accountability5/22/2017view report
    Kittitas County Fire Protection District No 2Accountability5/22/2017view report
    Kittitas County Fire Protection District No 2Financial5/22/2017view report
    Lake Chelan School District No 129Financial and Federal5/22/2017view report
  • ReportTypeReleased
    Mead School District No 354Special5/22/2017view report
    Newport Consolidated Joint School District No 56-415Financial and Federal5/22/2017view report
    Nooksack Valley School District No 506Accountability5/22/2017view report
    Nooksack Valley School District No 506Financial and Federal5/22/2017view report
    Ocosta School District No 172Financial and Federal5/22/2017view report
    Pateros Irrigation DistrictAssessment Audit5/22/2017view report
    Pateros School District No 122-70JFinancial5/22/2017view report
    Rochester School District No 401Financial and Federal5/22/2017view report
    Rochester School District No 401Accountability5/22/2017view report
    Shoreline School District No 412Financial and Federal5/22/2017view report
  • ReportTypeReleased
    SNOCOMAccountability5/22/2017view report
    SNOCOMFinancial5/22/2017view report
    Snoqualmie Valley School District No 410Accountability5/22/2017view report
    Snoqualmie Valley School District No 410Financial and Federal5/22/2017view report
    Stanwood-Camano School District No 401Accountability5/22/2017view report
    Stanwood-Camano School District No 401Financial and Federal5/22/2017view report
    Wahluke School District No 73Accountability5/22/2017view report
    Wahluke School District No 73Financial and Federal5/22/2017view report
    Washington State School Directors AssociationFinancial5/22/2017view report
    Washington State School Directors AssociationAccountability5/22/2017view report
  • ReportTypeReleased
    West Valley School District No 363Financial and Federal5/22/2017view report

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  • Special
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    Special
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    City of Gig Harbor
    Accountability
    3/30/2017
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    Social and Health Services, Department of
    Whistleblower
    4/10/2017
  • Financial and Federal
    East Valley School District No 361
    Financial and Federal
    4/6/2017
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