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Audit Services
Audit Report Index
Reports 1995 to the present
Our Staff
The Audit Services Division team
Portland Audit History
We've had an elected Auditor since 1868
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 2015-16
Audit Recommendations
Status of recent recommendations
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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


Arts Tax: Promises to voters only partly fulfilled(Report 472) - 7/28/15  An audit of the City's Arts Tax -- HIGHLIGHTS --  FULL REPORT

Red Light Cameras: City can fine tune some program aspects and solidify plans for future (Report 466) - 7/22/15 (PDF Document, 8,098kb) An audit of Portland's red light camera program

Southwest Portland: Residents rate livability highly while some services are much worse than citywide (Report 467) - 7/8/15 (PDF Document, 3,385kb) An audit of Portland's Southwest neighborhood services

Portland's Fiscal Sustainability and Financial Condition: Maintenance needs and pension costs challenge long-term position (Report 470) - 6/29/15 (PDF Document, 1,243kb) An audit of the City's financial trends and sustainability

City Procurement: Contracting process needs Council intervention (Report 446A) - 6/24/15  (PDF Document, 799kb) An audit of the City's contracting and procurement processes

Surplus Real Property: Policy, central management, and inventory of real property holdings needed (Report #461) - 4/2/15 (PDF Document, 1,273kb) An audit of the City of Portland's surplus real estate

































For More Information


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 


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