Mission Statement

Our mission is to ensure that the County meets its fiduciary responsibilities to taxpayers with regard to country finances by strictly enforcing the statutes governing county finances as provided by the local government code (LGC). We accomplish this by:

  • providing the technical financial and managerial support necessary to ensure the integrity of the county financial reporting system.
  • providing the annual revenue estimate as the primary control parameter for the county budget and
  • providing technical assistance and analysis to Wood County elected and appointed officials and customers to maximize the effective and efficient use of county resources.

About the Auditor

The County Auditor is the Chief Financial Officer of the county. By statute, the office reports to the State District Judge, which provides for an independent review of county financial operations, separate from the Commissioners' Court. The County Auditor maintains the integrity of financial administration of county government.

The County Auditor's primary duty is to oversee financial record-keeping for the county and to assure that all expenditures comply with the county budget. The County Auditor, by law, has continuous access to all books and financial records and conducts detailed reviews of all county financial operations.

Commissioners Court
The office of the County Auditor is neither created by nor under the hierarchical control of the administrative body - the Commissioners Court. While Commissioners Court is the budgeting body in county government, both the County Auditor and Commissioners Court are required by law to approve or reject claims for disbursement of county funds. The integrity of county financial administration is entrusted to dual control system of "checks and balances".

Services our office provides are:

  • Accounts payable
  • Budget compliance
  • Financial statement preparation and review
  • State and Grants financial reports preparation
  • Asset management
  • Probation departments fiscal officer

Financial Information