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Welcome to the Harris County Auditor’s Office Web site.  The County Auditor’s Office keeps the general accounting records; prepares financial reports; prescribes systems for the receipt and disbursement of the County; audits and processes accounting transactions for grants, payroll and invoices; verifies compliance with governing laws; performs statutory reviews of records maintained by other officials, and prepares annual estimates of budget revenues.

I am pleased to provide you with a wide array of information, including County financial reports, online open records request forms and information concerning our office.  This website is furnished as a public service to provide insight into the functions of the County Auditor’s Office. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at auditor@co.harris.tx.us.

Mission Statement
To be an independent and progressive organization recognized for professionalism in carrying out the County Auditor’s statutory duties and responsibilities.

To create and maintain an environment of sound fiscal management and efficient financial operations at all levels of county government, while providing support to Commissioners Court, County Officials, Department Heads, and the public with the highest level of integrity and financial stewardship.


Popular Annual Financial Report

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report


LEAD500 Award
The Harris County Auditor's Office has been recognized as having one of the top 10 Best Corporate Universities for developing Leadership Excellence. The LEAD500 Awards is an annual opportunity hosted by top organizations around the world and HR.com recognizing individuals and organizations (including government) who inspire and develop leaders.


TX Comp Yr5
The Texas Comptroller's Leadership Circle program recognizes local governments across Texas that are striving to meet financial transparency online. This is accomplished by providing citizens with a clear consistent picture of spending and sharing financial information in a user-friendly format.


2014 NACo
The National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award Program is a non-competitive awards program which seeks to recognize innovative county government programs.

Harris County Auditor

Harris County Auditor
Barbara J. Schott, CPA

Harris County Administration
1001 Preston, suite 800
Houston, TX 77002

Office Hours
7:30 am—4:30 pm 


E-mail: Auditor@co.harris.tx.us

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