Welcome to the Norwood Auditor's website.
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.
A public hearing has been scheduled on Tuesday June 11, 2019 for the City of Norwood 2020 Tax Budget.
General Fund 2019 Appropriations (Budget)
Based upon the current Fiscal Emergency Plan
This does represent a significant change from 2018 with the Fiscal Emergency Plan providing a more balanced budget focused on Capital Improvements including streets and park improvements. The Miscellaneous expenses were moved to departments including tax refunds to the Treasurer combined with the Tax Department, County and State fees to the Auditors office, and outside legal fees to the Law Department. The Plan does call for a reduction in personnel in Police and Fire Departments to their current year end levels and even hiring new Police officers.
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 receipts 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 scrutinized by the State Auditors. The 2016 audit is released and the process for the 2017 audit is underway. Copies of the audited financial reports are available 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 Officers Association (GFOA) Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for each year we file a Comprehensive Annual financial Report (CAFR).
Fiscal Emergency Plan
The City of Norwood is currently under the supervision of a Fiscal Emergency Commission made up of local elected officials, local business leaders and officials from the State of Ohio. The Fiscal Emergency Commission has adopted a new Fiscal Emergency Plan which is represented in a 5 year forecast which can be downloaded here:
The new plan requires a Capital Improvement Plan. The City has prepared a Draft Plan and will be refining this over the next month. This is only a draft and not a comittment to any project.
The previous plan can be downloaded here Norwood_Forecast_2018-2022_3-26-18.pdf
2018 Financial Audit
The Auditor's office is preparing the financial statements for 2018 and is undergoing the auditing process using state approved external auditors.
Current Year Budgetary Information
2019 Staring Appropriations (Budget) - 2019_Appropriations_12-31-18.pdf
2019 Tax Budget Available for Download - City_of_Norwood_Tax_Budget_2019.pdf
For a quick link to download of the budgetary data - Yearly_Budget_Breakdown_2006-2018.pdf
Revenue 5 Year Forecast Published 9/1/2018 - 2018-2023_Revenue_Projections_9-15-18.pdf
To view the 2018 year end reports click here.
View or download the 2018 Year End Auditor's Report: 2018 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 "2018 Auditors Report" but below is a basic breakdown;