Audit Search

Online Report Search F.A.Q.

What is the importance of online audit reports?

Ohioans can conveniently review the financial information of units of state and local government such as schools, cities, counties, etc., to see how their tax dollars are being spent.

How do I search?

You can search by the name of the government such as "City of Columbus," by type of government, such as a "school district", by type of report such as a "performance audit", by county of origin, by fiscal year covered by the audit *, by the year the audit was released, or by the day that the audit was released.

*For biennial audits, search under the later year.

How far back can I go?

The website will contain audits and other reports issued after January 1, 2000. Reports issued prior to January 1, 2000 are not accessible online but are available in hard copy by calling 1-800-282-0370 or by submitting an on online e-mail inquiry through our Online Audit Search.

What if I want to check a particular section of the audit?

Each report contains bookmarks which lead directly to the section desired, such as the compliance section.

Do I need special software to search?

Audits can be viewed through a standard Acrobat© Reader™ program. A link on the search page allows for you to download the most updated program within minutes.

Can I still get a current audit in hardcopy form?

Yes, any audit will be made available by mail by calling 1-800-282-0370 or by submitting an on online e-mail inquiry through our Online Audit Search.

What kinds of audits and other reports are available?

  • Financial - Annual or biennial reviews of the financial activity, legal compliance and fiscal controls of a government. Issued for the nearly 5,000 units of state and local government.
  • Special - Reviews of questioned transactions to determine if fraud, waste or abuse has occurred.
  • Performance - Reviews assessing the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of government business operations or programs.
  • Provider - Reviews of Medicaid provider services to determine compliance with program regulations.
  • Fiscal Analysis - Financial forecasts, fiscal watch/emergency review.

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