The Gallatin County Auditor's Office independently serves the citizens of Gallatin County by promoting accountability, fiscal integrity and openness in county government. We strive to ensure the proper use of public resources by following state statute and by working with local government and its citizens.
The Gallatin County Auditor is elected to a four-year term as allowed by state law. In general, the Auditor's responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- To audit all claims against the county for compliance with county policies, state law and generally accepted accounting principles. Based on this review the Auditor makes a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners to approve or deny payment of each claim presented;
- To examine the books and accounts of county and township offices on a quarterly basis;
- Other duties assigned by the County Commissioners.
- To promote open and accountable government by providing independent and impartial reviews, public access to information, and service for County government and the public.
- To ensure that County government is honest, efficient, effective, equitable and fully accountable to its citizens.
- Effect change when needed and support existing good practices with technical assistance, advocacy, special studies and audits.