Jim Stith, Auditor

City of Norwood, Ohio



Welcome to the Norwood Auditor's website. 

Looking for answers to questions such as "Where does the City spend its money?, or "What makes up my property tax?"

For the Questions for the Auditor page.

Under my leadership a major goal of the Auditor's office has been to create a true Transparency of Government.  Since taking office our Auditors Reports  have been made available to the public.  The new Auditor's website now allows us to make these reports accessible online. 

Given mulitple requests for letters concerning the budget which are written to the Mayor or Council we have included a new letters page by clicking here.

The License & Permits page lists the public services performed by the Auditor's office.  It also contains a list of fee's for licenses and permits and the ability to download a Yard Sale Permit application.

Who Audits the Auditor?

Every financial year is audited by the State of Ohio Auditor of States office.  Financial reporting is made to the State who spends weeks at the City pulling records, verifying accounts, evaluating purchase orders, their reciepts and checks.  The State also makes exhaustive evaluations of the City's bank accounts and appropriations (budget).  These yearly intensive audits focus on many areas but are mainly concerned with the Auditor, Treasurer, and Councils budgetary actions.  Any citizen or employee may attend the States public audit meetings and request areas of concern to be scutinized by the State Auditors.  The 2015 audit is complete and under review by the States main office, we are waiting for the State to release it's final report.  Copies of the audited finacial reports are availabble on the Auditor of States site or on this site by clicking here.

The Norwood Auditors office is the proud recipient of the Government Financial Offficers Association (GFOA) Award for Excellence in Finanical Reporting for each year we file a Comprehensive Anual financial Report (CAFR).  

Current Year Budgetary Information

Current year budgerty information can be found by clicking here.

2017 Tax Budget Available for DownloadCity_of_Norwood_2017_Tax_Budget.pdf

For a quick link to download of the budgetary data Expense_Report_2005-2015.pdf

View or download the 2015 Year End Auditor's Report:     2015 Auditor's Report

How much does the City have and where is all the MONEY?

(Click Here)

Where does the City Spend Its Money?

Many detailed reports are available in the "2015 Auditors Report" but below is a basic breakdown;





To see yearly changes in payroll for the Police or Fire Department choose the following charts to view,






















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