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The Office of the Washington State Auditor: Watching out for Washingtonians Since 1889

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567 Audits Completed in 2023
771 Audits in Progress
$157 BillionSubject to Audit

Local Government Resources

Red toolbox including helpful tools and resources from SAO's Center for Government Innovation

SAO’s Center for Government Innovation offers a host of tools designed to help local governments throughout the state work better including reporting, operations and cybersecurity resources.

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Meet Your State Auditor

Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy standing before the state capitol building

Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy began her term in January 2017. Before that, she managed the daily operations of Pierce County, the second largest county in Washington, for eight years.

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