San Juan County is adopting a 32-hour work week effective October 1, 2023. The Auditor’s Office will hold regular hours of operation Monday – Thursday, 8:00am-5:00pm. The Licensing and Recording division will be open to the public Monday – Thursday from 10:00am-4:00pm. The Elections division will be open to the public Monday – Thursday from 8:00am-4:30pm.
Learn more about the County’s 32-hour work week initiative here.
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ResponsibilitiesThe County Auditor is an elected, non-partisan position. Primary responsibilities of the Auditor’s office include:
- Financial services, including:
- Financial reporting for the County
- Assisting the County Administrator with budget preparation and monitoring
- Paying the bills (accounts payable) for the County
- Payroll for County employees
- Fixed asset tracking for the County
- Grant accounting and reporting
- Centralized purchasing for the County, except Public Works
- Accounting, payroll, and budget assistance for junior taxing districts
- Supervising elections
- Administering all federal, state and local elections
- Serving as Chair of the County Canvassing Board
- Registering voters
- Maintaining voter records
- Maintaining the official voter list
- Marriage Officiants and Marriage Information
- Recording deeds and other legal instruments
- Licensing vehicles and vessels
- Issuing marriage licenses
- Issuing dog licenses for the County and the Town of Friday Harbor
- Management of surplus personal property of the County
- Receipt of claims and lawsuits
- Stormwater assessment appeals
- Liaison to Veterans Advisory Board