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Reports 1995 to the present
Our Staff
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Portland Audit History
We've had an elected Auditor since 1864
Mission and Authority
Promoting honesty, efficiency, effectiveness & accountability
How We Audit
Audit process, quality control, peer review
Financial Audits
Contracted audits of City financial statements
Audit Schedule
Schedule for FY 2013-14
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Audit Services Division

The Audit Services Division is the auditing branch of the elected City Auditor's Office.  The Division's mission is to conduct performance and financial audits of City operations, and to make recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness of City bureaus, offices and functions.  All staff are sworn Deputy City Auditors, and as such perform their responsibilities in line with City Charter and City Code provisions granting access and independence to the City Auditor.



Recent Audit Reports


Organic Waste: Residential collection increased, but challenges remain in larger commercial sector (Report 447) – 4/8/14 (PDF Document, 482kb) An audit of Portland's organic waste collection

Building Permits: Extension practices inconsistent; documentation lacking (Report 420B) - 4/3/14 (PDF Document, 1,078kb) An audit of building permit practices in the Bureau of Development Services

Housing Loan Program: Funding supports goals, but low repayment may jeopardize long-term success (Report 449) - 3/24/14 (PDF Document, 432kb) An audit of the City's housing loan program

Sexual Assault Response: Progress made toward a victim-centered approach (Report 445) - 2/25/14 (PDF Document, 940kb) An audit of the City's process for responding to victims of sexual assault

City of Portland 23rd Annual Community Survey Results (Report 450) - 10/30/13 (PDF Document, 426kb) The 2013 results of the annual Community Survey of Portland residents

Human Capital Management Software: Most modules now implemented, but additional costs exceed $3 million (Report 437) - 10/16/13 (PDF Document, 395kb) An audit of the City's implementation of HCM software within the SAP business system

















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Audit Services Division

1221 SW 4th Ave, Rm 310
Portland, OR 97204

phone: 503-823-4005

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Association of Local

Government Auditors


Knighton Awards

for Best Audit


Gold 2010, 2007, 2005

Silver 2013, 2008, 2006


Website Awards

2011 Bronze

 2009 Gold 


 AGA Awards for

Service Efforts and

Accomplishments Reporting 

20102009, 2008,

2007,2006, 20052004