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Patty Ball,
Auditor

County Courthouse (more)
200 E Walnut St
Washington, IN 47501
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  • Business: 
    (812) 254-8662
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  • Department Hours:
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (M-F)

Auditor's Office

Patty Ball, Auditor
Patty Ball

Finance Team
 
The offices of Auditor, Treasurer and Assessor must work together as a team. The success of these
offices carrying out their duties are interdependent. These offices must work closely with state
agencies,the county commissioners, county council and each other to best serve the taxpayers. The
Auditor and Treasurer act as a check and balance over the county's finances.
 
Duties
 
The Auditor, a constitutional office, must wear many hats. The Auditor serves as Secretary to the Board
of County Commissioners and County Council. The Auditor has the responsibility for keeping accounts
and issuing checks for the county. As a result, the Board of Commissioners and Council and other
officials often look to the Auditor for day-to-day operational assistance, information and advise. The
Auditor is responsible for preparing tax duplicates that show the value of property and taxes assessed
against each taxpayer. After taxes are collected by the treasurer, the Auditor distributes them to the
governmental units and agencies for which they were collected. In keeping accounts and issuing warrants,
the Auditor must develop financial analysis and cash flow projections and assist with budget preparations.
The Auditor is the principal financial officer in county government and is defined under IC 36-2-9-2 as
the fiscal officer of the county.

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