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The County Auditor is the Chief Financial Officer of the County. The Auditor has the responsibility of accounting for millions of dollars received each year by more then thirty different departments.  The Auditor is also responsible for issuing more than seventeen thousand warrants for the payment of all County obligations. The Auditor is responsible for distributing tax dollars to the various townships, villages, cities, libraries and school districts as well as other county agencies. The County Auditor maintains the official financial records of the county including receipts, disbursements and fund balances. The Auditor also distributes motor vehicle license fees, gasoline taxes, estate taxes, fines and local government funds to the various political subdivisions within the County.

The County Auditor also has the responsibility as Paymaster for all County employees. In Crawford County more than five hundred employees are paid on a bi-weekly basis.

As the Chief Financial Officer of the County, the Auditor is required by law to prepare the County’s Annual Financial Report.  In Crawford County, a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is prepared annually. This report is submitted to the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program.  Crawford County has received the Certificate of Excellence each year since the County entered the program in 1989.

The County Auditor also prepares a Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) that is a concise summary of the financial condition and activities of the County. The Popular Annual Financial Report is prepared for business and residential taxpayers that help provide the financial support to Crawford County.  The Popular Annual Financial Report condenses and simplifies the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) that is over 180 pages long.

Copies of these financial reports can be received by contacting the County Auditor’s Office at 419-562-7941 or by e-mailing

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112 E. Mansfield St., Suite 105 - Bucyrus, OH 44820 - Phone: (419) 562-7941 - Fax: (419) 562-2139
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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