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.
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 realeased and the process for the 2016 audit is underway. 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.
The Tax Budget is published in June each year and represents the preliminary projections for the following year. This is not the actual budget but part of the budgetary process.
2018 Tax Budget Available for Download
For a quick link to download of the budgetary data Expense_Report_2007-2016.pdf
View or download the 2016 Year End Auditor's Report: 2016 Auditor's Report
How much does the City have and where is all the MONEY?
Where does the City Spend Its Money?
Many detailed reports are available in the "2016 Auditors Report" but below is a basic breakdown;